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On the way back I reminded myself of our little black dog who runs from shady spot to shady spot on hot Summer walks.
Shade was not plentiful, and running was out of the question:
Eventually I was once again beside the rock platform that supports all that abundant vegetation around the Pratt cabin. I walked to where there was essentially no cliff and sought shade once more:
Shade I got, and it felt very good:
But soon I was faced with scrambling and pushing my way through dense vegetation again:
Was the shade worth it?
Look at it this way: had I stayed in the drainage I would have hit the main McKittrick Canyon trail and been on my way home, bypassing the Pratt Cabin.
At the Pratt Cabin, however, I met a fellow photo enthusiast, Skip Hunt from Austin, Texas, a professional artist, author and photographer, and we traded website links. His are:
So was the blood sweat and suffering of coming back through the woods worth it? To me it was.
Hunt has created a real gem of thoughtful and inspiring images on his sites, well worth a look.
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