My smoking hot girlfriend was on the other side of the state today attending a conference, so with nothing better to do and a whole lot of good weather I decided to take a little day hike with my dog Sadie. We decided to head out to the high desert of Escalante-Dominquez National Conservation Area near Delta Colorado.
Whenever I head out into the wild I make sure I notify someone in case I get lost, or suffer an injury. That way, when I'm not back when I'm supposed to be they can alert search and rescue. I wasn't too worried about getting lost or injured, but things happen. Anyway, I let my girlfriend know where I was going and when I should be back.
I also brought my standard four items that I never go out into the wild without:
- Fixed blade knife - I brought my trusty USN KABAR.
- A way to make fire - I had a Bic lighter on me, and a ferro rod.
- A way to carry/treat water - I had my Army canteen and canteen cup.
- Cordage - I had my paracord bracelet and my survival whistle.
It was a fun trek out with my dog. Here are some pictures I took:
|The beginning of our journey|
|Sadie getting ready to cross the tracks|
|Quick selfie at the beginning|
|Sadie on the lookout for rabbits|
|Thirsty girl getting a drink from my canteen cup|
|View of the Gunnison River|
|MRE Peanut butter and crackers. Trail food of champions!|
|Another quick selfie|
|Sadie found the only mud puddle in the whole desert!|
|A look back at the trail|
|US West technicians did a great job "fixing" this|
|Flameless heaters rule!|
|Sadie cooling off in the hot muddy creek|