Devils Den Again!

Page 1:  Can You Do It If You Are Being Watched?

By the time I get to the place where I start walking along the Guadalupe Ridge it is usually time to get rid of liquid, and sometimes solid, waste.  Because I am not the only one with this need at the start of a walk, the US Forest Service has been kind enough to install two toilets in the woods.  I have usually used these without an audience, but this time had to make a choice: can I do this when I am being watched by multiple eyes belonging to fellow sentient beings?

     

The answer turns out to be yes, but with considerable discomfort and just a little worry that these beings were not aware, because of my considerably shorter sitting posture, of my membership in the human species, and hence had no fear and would keep coming closer and maybe knock me off my perch.

A real worry, but when I finally stood up they did not back off, on the contrary, they just stared for a few moments and then walked past me as if I did not exist.

   

Guess that put me in my place.

Later that day I saw the bull that kept this lot of ladies happy.  As I rounded a corner and surprised them in the road he looked right at me and got down off the back of the lady that is now looking underneath him to see whatever happened to the instrument they were both attempting to enjoy when he was rudely interrupted.  He was interrupted by my arrival as a witness.  Men can be quite sensitive about their performance, when they realize they are being watched.  Ladies?  Not so much, apparently:

So now we have learned something about mammalian behavior.  It is time to take serious strides to Trail 3008 and then Trail 201, which says it is going to North McKittrick Canyon.  

  

This time we do not attempt to walk into North McKittrick Canyon, we are satisfied with another look at and into Devils Den Canyon.

Trail 201 here is an old road, so it is pretty easy walking except when you come to an unmarked fork and follow the wrong one.  

No worries though, when it ends enjoy the view (that is Devils Den Canyon below):

Then just either turn around or crash through the semi-friendly local vegetation until you find the trail again.

No worries.

So, let's follow this trail a while on the next page.

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