Plotting Day for the SDOC TD Test (and Holmes)

January 9, 2010

We were so blessed — the high today is near 50 degrees.  So, though the morning was pretty nippy, most of our time in the fields was very pleasant.  We had morning coffee, plotted six tracks, and then gorged on pizza.  I took Holmes along.  He was treated to some food he shouldn’t have — like cranberry muffins.  Since it was all part of a great day for him, I’m letting it slide.  He was hugged and scratched, and petted, and talked to — he loved it.

Holmes Face on 1-9-2010I see a lot of his dad in this photo (thanks to Janelle for taking it)

Cuteface Holmes 1-9-2010It’s obvious why the tracking crew gave him treats

This is where we were — doesn’t matter how often I go to our tracking area, I still drink in the beauty.

Early morning crags with clouds 1-9-2010Early in the morning — crags against the cloudy sky

E SE from tracking area 1-9-2010East Southeast of the tracking area

Track Number two 1-9-2010Track #2 heading west

Track starts here 1-9-2010Begin at the white stake — look for glove (in 420 yards)


  1. C-Myste says:

    Holmes is looking a lot like Daddy. Only with BIGGER ears! Very cute.
    And thanks for the high desert scenery. Scenery sans fog.

  2. Taryn says:

    I haven’t tried tracking yet (hopefully someday!), but that sure looks like a great place to do it! Really neat scenery!

  3. Sandy says:

    Hmmm….will it be a help or hinderance to try tracking with a sighthound? I wonder if he might just try LOOKING for something that doesn’t fit into the landscape?

    • myeye says:

      There are sight hounds out there with Tracking titles. You have to teach them the new game which is “finding evidence” by following the scent rather than looking around for Waldo. Creel will be able to do it!