Trip Report
Beat The Crowd ! Memorial Wknd, Look Into The Little Eye
Tuesday May 31, 2011 12:53pm
Weekend Forecast, Occasional Winnebagos with increasing crowds in the higher elevations. Noise pollution with partly annoying kids in the next site at all popular campgrounds with a real toilet.


We made a conscious decision to take wind and sand for a little solitude.

We got it all. WIND.....SAND......SOLITUDE

The choice was made. Look into the little eye. Ojito.


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For this expedition, we would be taking pretty much the whole fam damily.
Of course we had an adventure with the electric corral in the middle of the first night, but that's another story....




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Zuni volunteered to guard the hay while we finished building camp.





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Never go camping in the desert without your parachute.




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But DO take care when gathering rocks to anchor down the parachute!






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Try to find a place that's half way pleasing to the eye.





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When erecting a flapping tent in the wind, be careful that the horses don't jump out of their skin, or you'll end up with naked horses!





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Take a walk at sunset. All work and no play....sucks.





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Warn the boy about playing on the edge of cliffs, but don't be an azzhole about it......fine line there....





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When photographing bonsai trees, be careful where your bride is sitting.





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Love the world with all your heart. It's the only one we've got.

MORE LATER AFTER A FEW CHORES ! (some of you know my M.O.)














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eKat

Trad climber
  May 31, 2011 - 12:55pm PT
YOU ROOL!

TFPU!
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
  May 31, 2011 - 12:55pm PT
nice, nice, nice. I particularly like Zuni, the buzztail, and the last shot.
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climber
north fork
  May 31, 2011 - 01:00pm PT
That was on big rattler, I love running into those things as long as I spot them first. Did it rattle?
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
  May 31, 2011 - 01:04pm PT
Cool trip!
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  May 31, 2011 - 01:17pm PT
TJI, that was the little rattler ! Yes, they BOTH rattled, but the second one was MUCH more impressive.


This bad boy was MANY times his size!
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I wanted to get better pictures but I wazzaskeert!!!




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It's so great to have the girls on their horses out in the big-wide-open.





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The sacred Cabezon Peak in the distance. For Jeremy and Lepton.





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I've always loved a good snag shot!



Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
  May 31, 2011 - 01:22pm PT
Nice.

(and beautiful markings on that tail)
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climber
north fork
  May 31, 2011 - 01:31pm PT
The last three I've encountered haven' t rattled, walked over one stood a couple feet from another. At least I didn't get bit. Nice photos survival, especially the big buttons.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
  May 31, 2011 - 01:42pm PT
Survival- you the man! Looks like a fun and wonderful outing with the entire famdamily.

Bonzai on mate.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  May 31, 2011 - 02:18pm PT
Thanks, you all are the best. Hey, it ain't big wallin' in Baffin, but it's better'n non-stop-poli-squabble!!

Trying to squeeze in some pix between chores.

We even had the bird along.
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Looking over White Mesa.





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A girl, a horse, and a new dog.





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Givin' him a test drive. Trying to certify the horse and the dog on one another.





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We had a blast exploring this huge slab of rock that went on for a half mile!





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Bonsai on Guido! It always amazes me how they can grow out of almost solid rock.....





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Bowser

Social climber
Durango CO
  May 31, 2011 - 03:24pm PT
It is good to get out!

tfpu
eKat

Trad climber
  May 31, 2011 - 03:28pm PT
FarmerBruce. . . as your daughter ages, she looks more and more like you. . . SO NICE!

:-)

oxox

eKat
Jeremy

climber
  May 31, 2011 - 03:49pm PT
BUMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kids, dogs, birds, horses, choss, wide open views...WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Nice one guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:-)

J
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  May 31, 2011 - 04:31pm PT
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Snake? What snake?





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Love the gnarly old wood....





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Chillin' at camp.





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The dome of the rock!!





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See, we CAN be different and live together.....






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SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
  May 31, 2011 - 04:58pm PT
Brooose
You better tie that cute little pup down, cuz there are too
many people that want that cuteness in their lives.
What a pooch!!!!

(Nice tr too--laid back, 'cept for the rattles). . .

When r the cozmic banditos coming up to CowLowRadO????
Dr Lefttoe

climber
  May 31, 2011 - 08:12pm PT
Hey, that little birdie looks delicious.
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
  May 31, 2011 - 08:39pm PT
More good stuff, gittin' out there. Glad nobody discovered the snake by stepping on it!
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
  May 31, 2011 - 09:11pm PT
Survival: I am green with envy. Love that warm & dry weather.

I appreciate NM has a drought going, but I am sooooooo sick of rain, wind, & snow.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
  May 31, 2011 - 09:40pm PT
Good, clean, family fun in the land of enchantment.
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  May 31, 2011 - 11:32pm PT
That's one cute dog bruce!
TFPU,
I'm jealous, you find time for horses AND climbing?

Fritz, fo Shizzle about the snow, make it go!
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  Jun 1, 2011 - 11:56am PT
I cracked up seeing the "Summer Is Canceled" thread.

Summer has NOT been canceled in New Mexico. Send just a few inches of that rain over to us!!

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Layton playing with the sun.




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Cacti model !





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The ever elusive Shadow tribe.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  Jun 2, 2011 - 01:12pm PT
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Beautiful late afternoon hike.





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I LOVE an old snag!!!
Sandias in the distance.




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Choss? What choss?





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Hey, a shot with Survival in it!





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Grinching

Trad climber
State of Confusion
  Jun 3, 2011 - 12:00am PT
Kewl bruce, I'll have to link Shelley to this .. she will like the big dogs!
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  Jun 3, 2011 - 12:25am PT
Grinching!!! Bring her down here!!!

Check this little camo expert out...
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Here's a close-up. Cute eh?
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Swerv

climber
Eagle River, AK
  Jun 4, 2011 - 08:32pm PT
Excellent post BB. I need to come down for a visit some time. The kids are growing up too fast! I thought we were the only crazy people to take the bird camping with us. Lucy is doing fine and loves riding in the truck and camping. Your photos are awesome and your writings are as fun as ever. Tell Amber I'll send her a photo of Lucy. Take care bro.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  Jun 5, 2011 - 04:36pm PT
Thanks a lot Swerv. I hope you do come down here for a visit. It's your old PJ neighborhood after all. There are a ton of retired PJs around here eh?
I have a good place for you to stay, and I'll make sure you're treated like a KING !!!
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  Jul 18, 2011 - 05:15pm PT
Bump because I love the Ojito and hate Politics threads...HA!!

You out there Lepton?
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
  Jul 19, 2011 - 02:46pm PT
cool
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  Jul 27, 2014 - 06:33pm PT
Just a Jim Brennan bump, just because he seems to like my photos...

WAG MORE, BARK LESS!!!
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
  Jul 27, 2014 - 08:06pm PT
Thanks for the bump -- I missed this the first time round.
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