Highlights of a summer day

Wyatt follows a runoff-fueled creek near Colorado's Weston Pass.
Wyatt follows a runoff-fueled creek near Colorado’s Weston Pass.

The smell of toast, predawn.

Yawns and stretches all around.

Drowsy preparations.

Coffee.

Canine realization; a chorus of barks and howls.

* * *

Like Meriwether Lewis' dog, Seaman, Reese has 'displayed much sagacity' in his 10 years of adventures.
Like Meriwether Lewis’ dog, Seaman, Reese has ‘displayed much sagacity’ in his 10 years of adventures.

Road trip music.

Heads out windows.

Backlit by sunrise.

Gas is how much?

Gravel; anticipatory whines and grunts.

Like walking through a giant car air-freshener.
The scent of a giant car air-freshener.

* * *

Clean air, wild smells.

Mosquitoes very troublesome.’

A less-prepared Corps tracks an unknown stream.

Homemade sandwiches, fireside.

Sunburns, tired legs. Sleep.

A day well worth waking up early for.
A day well worth waking up early for.
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  1. Time and lots of bathroom trips. A couple of them have had this or something similar in the past, and it usually takes a few days to work its way through; if it doesn’t pass within a few days, it can be treated with medication. Miles seems to be on the mend, though; today marks two consecutive mornings of not having to scour the kitchen tile.

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  2. Hang on, where’s Miles?
    Reece is becoming more senior I see. Definitely a day worth getting out of bed early to enjoy. What is it about the coffee that gives the plan away to the dogs?

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    1. Miles and the camera were not cooperating on this particular day. And the unfortunate postscript for both Miles and myself is that he has been feeling the effects of giardia or some other illness from drinking too much creek water.

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      1. Pretty common waterborne parasite here. The sickness it can cause usually passes within a few days; the effects can be a bit unpleasant, though.

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