I love that pommel bag. I’ve started carrying water for the dog in one bag and the camera in the other bag. And I figured out a clever way to strap the GPS on the pommel with some carabiners and the bag straps! Carabiners are just as important as vet wrap and duct tape, and they don’t get enough credit, IMO.
I think the boots are working out ok. She seems to move ok in them – up and down hills like a mountain goat, and she can canter in them. I made sure the pastern straps were way looser today and didn’t have any rubs.
I’ve been looking through the USGS maps, and I have some names for places. Today we went up in the Coyote Hills. Here’s a view back over the lake toward Peavine:
This picture from over the weekend is of the Petersen Range. It’s just west of Red Rock Road, right on the CA state line Apparently the easiest way to get there is from Hallelujah Junction, California, and you can dig for opals and smoky quartz. Cool, huh?
I’ve been taking pictures of the wildflowers, too. It’s amazing how the greeny-grey boring sagebrushy desert has exploded in blooms of different sizes and colors. I’m going to keep adding to the set – there’s a blood-red shrub I haven’t snapped a picture of yet, and a bright purply-pink flower with blooms the size of pencil erasers.
Still haven’t remembered to work on the trot-out. Oh well.