|2020's last moon|
We went as far as First Arroyo, where we ducked in for a water and photo break. We stopped in a spot bathed by sunlight, and both Heelers seemed to appreciate the warmth. We never saw Willow shiver due to the cold.
The cold weather has definitely invigorated both Willow and Frio, and managing them on the final leg of recent treks has been something of a chore. They're now both eager to spot and chase jackrabbits, and their fervent desire to take off after the hares is the main reason we're keeping the dogs on the leads. It took me nearly two years to completely alter our previous dog Becca's impulse to chase other critters.
|Willow and four shadows|
|Heading east in First Arroyo|
|View from the arroyo|
|This and the next 2: huge Soaptree Yucca in First Arroyo|
|This and the next 3: Willow and Frio|
|Mesquite, Soaptree Yucca and the Organ Mountains|
I like the "Willow and Four Shadows" photo. It shows how we start off the hike in shade before coming to the sunnier (and warmer) part of the trail.
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