|Small Soaptree Yucca far southwest of the mountains|
We entered the arroyo and stopped for a drink; in so doing I had to let the Heelers off lead in order to slip out of my pack to retrieve the drinking cup and water. Both dogs were very well behaved.
I put them back on lead for the trip back to our waiting CR-V, and it's a good thing I did. As we were approaching the crest of LDR a coyote crossed the trail ahead of us. It got Frio and Willow's attention, and both dogs pulled mightily ahead, nearly toppling me over; fortunately I had a doubly strong grip on both leads. As we continued upward I noticed the Trickster standing still behind a bush watching us. Since neither dog seemed aware that the coyote had stopped to stare I managed to get a few photos of it.
|Desert Cardinal (Pyrrhuloxia)|
|This and the next: Willow and Frio in First Arroyo|
|This and the next 2: Soaptree Yuccas in or around First Arroyo|
|Climbing up to that ridgeline|
|Frio and Willow trekking along the ridge|
|Barrel Cactus, Ocotillos and Soaptree Yuccas|
|This and the next: same Soaptree Yucca|
|Launch from White Sands Missile Range|
|This and the next: Trickster|