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|Yesterday, after it warmed up, I drove up to the Loup with the Demon Dog to commune with The Larch. I guess I should work in the word, epic, so it was EPIC LARCH. I parked at the closed gate to the ski hill.
I took no maps and was going from memory and my memory had an EPIC FAIL. I was looking for the gabion trail and ended up in the Loup Loup campground. So, I backtracked and went another way. The area had been........................logged. I was outraged to see this cairn along the snowmobile trail.
My wilderness experience was rocky at this point.
The Demon Dog was trying NOT to look like a mule deer buck. She was also.....unleashed and had probably pooped somewhere in the woods. Not to worry, karma happened as we shall see.
We walked onward. I seemed to remember the Gabion Trail might be in the area, but then I zigged when I should have zagged. I think we were on the bobsled run because.....the signs said so. I walked and the Demon tore until the trail started going downwards. Then I turned around and we started back.
The Larch and the ski hill, where I used to ski quite frequently.
The token Aspen
On the way back, the Demon Dog blasted past me. She was accompanied by a stench. A foul stench. To be sure of the source, I called her back. Yup. Epic stench. No creeks or ponds were nearby. I used up what was left of my Wet Ones and a half a quart of water. It was still pretty bad. I carry emergency dog deoderant and used that on her. We made it back home, and for the second time this week, a dog bath was had.
Today I hiked the Walmarche and got a mega pack of dog wipes. We plan to be going on another unleashed dog run tomorrow.
Oh, and I found the trail I had wanted to go up. Next time?
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