Back behind the mountain we saw at a distance Ms. Giant Schnauzer Woman, but we didn't bump into her and the dog. We did have several other encounters with human hikers, all of which went well; the Heelers pretty much behaved themselves, though Mr. Frio always likes to get in a bark or two to make sure people pay attention to him.
When we got home we immediately tackled the task of bathing the Heelers, Willow first and then Frio. Ms. Willow was a perfect lady during the proceedings, but Mr. Frio acted as if he'd never had a bath before. It was quite a struggle to get him to behave properly, and after the bathing was done he had a prolonged bout of "Crazy Dog" in the house before finally settling down. Reluctantly he let me use an underbrush and flea comb on him to finish up the grooming process.
|Southeast side of Tortugas Mountain|
|This and the next 2: Torrey Yuccas on the plateau east of Tortugas Mountain|
|This and the next: Willow and Frio|
|This and the next: trail across the plateau|
|This and the next: trail behind Tortugas Mountain|
|This and the next: Lyreleaf Jewelflower|
|This and the next 3: Torrey Yucca blooming west of the Organ Mountains|
|This and the next: Willow and Frio again|
|Small forest of Torrey Yuccas on the mountain's south side|
|Far point of our trek|
|This and the next: after their baths|