The wind did pick up again when we were heading up Right Branch Arroyo, but by then we were nearly finished with the trek.
We let Frio and Willow off lead for a bit longer stretch today, and both of them were really well behaved. Of course we haven't kicked up a jackrabbit or cottontail yet, and I'm anticipating a mad Heeler dash to try to catch the fleeing critter. I've been trying to coach Willow to keep Frio in check and to herd him back to us should he get too far ahead; so far the message isn't getting through to her.
|Soaptree Yucca and the Organ Mountains
|Frio and Willow
|Far into Right Branch Arroyo
|Ocotillo and beautiful sky
|Last 3: distant view of Tortugas and the Organs