|Our morning hang-out :-)|
We'd started a new morning routine :-) A short drive to town to our favorite restaurant for a latte, tea smoothie -Great food too! A place to charge our cameras, phones & use wireless! After that - on this day we drove back up to Joshua Tree, I wanted to hike into Barker Dam. On our way back, we took another detour to check out the privately managed trail-head of the Wildlands Conservancy. (Further posts.) Once back in camp, we saddled up & were anxious to head out.
It was another perfect early evening. We were walking the mares past houses, when a big husky came running out - surprised Freebie & she kicked out with both hind feet! As I went to turn Farah - something felt strange? I looked toward Farah's head to find her bit dangling out the side of her mouth!
|Mylar Combination Bit - worn out!|
|This blaze of red was jolting against the sand!|
|Dryer mountain, fewer boulders lots of ground grasses?|
|Pioneertown against the Sawtooth Mountains~|
Back at camp - it was a very quiet evening. John (our camp host) had a fire going & that warmth felt good once night fell! I couldn't be a full-time "Desert Rat" - but I can sure see the attraction!