Tuesday was yet another beautiful day. Pancakes, sausage, and coffee for breakfast. As we would be leaving the next day for Corral Pass, to meet other members of the Backcountry Horsemen for the annual Tri-Chapter work party, we opted for a day of rest for the animals. We tidied up camp in preparation for packing up on the morrow, and let the boys graze to their hearts content.
Smokey, Dempsey, and Potter on the highline. The animals spend their nights tied to this line as a precaution. These three are tied up in the early afternoon, for, after hours of grazing, they had begun to show a propensity for mischief (see Day 2).
In the early evening, a warm rain blew in from the East, which was unusual, as clouds use come out of the West in these parts. It lasted for about an hour, and disappeared as though it had never happened.
One of the highlights of this day was bathing. Solar Showers just may be the best thing since sliced bread. They claim that the water can reach 120F. The water in my bag didn't get nearly that warm, but it was warm enough to take a pain free shower. After removing the dirt, grime, sweat, and stink, I also treated myself to clean clothes. Fresh as a daisy.