North McKittrick Part Two

Starting from the Pratt Cabin

Page 5 of 5

Return to the Pratt Cabin

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.

Go BACK to First North McKittrick Canyon Part Two Page

Go BACK to Second North McKittrick Canyon Part Two Page

Go BACK to Third North McKittrick Canyon Part Two Page

Go BACK to Fourth North McKittrick Canyon Part Two Page

Go Back to the First North McKittrick Canyon walk (from the New Mexico side)

Go Back to Texas Home Page

Go Back to 2015 Yearbook Page

Go Back to ThoughtsandPlaces.Org Home Page