Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Seems like I have been gone from home forever, but it has only been five weeks. This morning, I woke with the sun. It came up out of the East at 7 a.m. and I was ready to get up. It is going to be a fabulous day!
My plans for today were to do nothing but lay around and take walks with Yuma. Just a lazy day.
Coyote Mountain is the mountain descending from the left and behind it are the Santa Rosa Mountains.
Santa Rosa Mountains just outside my door to the north.
The tail end of the Santa Rosa Mountains. You can see the road off to the right I came down from the badlands on when I arrived yesterday.
For the most part, my day went as planned. Short walks and rest.
Then at 2 Yuma and I walked West towards Coyote Mountain. I had not planned to go far, but before long we were following a trail leading up and along the mountain. That Yuma can sniff out a trail.
We’re pretty high up on Coyote Mountain looking down on the RVs parked in the desert. Off in the distance I can see Font’s Point jutting out at the very right of the photo.
As we walked further South toward the lower end, I thought, well while we are this close to the snake, lets go find it. And that’s what we did. We ended up walking four miles today. Not what I planned at all.
Yuma is making sure I don’t get lost way up here.
When I caught up with Yuma and looked over the last ridge and looked down, there it was, a huge snake made of stones crawling along on the valley floor. It was around 3 in the afternoon, and the sun was hitting the little valley just perfectly.
When it was time to go home, Yuma lit out like he was on fire. He didn’t care if I got lost or not. I was on my own.
We headed back towards the RV, but in a more direct route. We were getting tired. When we got back, Yuma jumped on the bed and took a nice long siesta. He was one tired puppy.
End of another beautiful day!
See you later.