Who let the dogs out?

No bicycling today – it’s too cold and windy here in John Day for that to sound appealing.  Instead we drove back to Picture Gorge for a second look, this time on foot.  No bike, but I’m posting it here anyway, in honor of our intrepid Navigator and our wishes for her quick recovery.  Get well, Navigator!

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3 response to "Who let the dogs out?"

  1. By: The Navigator Posted: April 15, 2020

    Thanks for the kind thoughts and well wishes. The antibiotics are kicking my butt, but my calf is showing some minor improvement today. Like your wound, but different, a nurse friend said it would probably be 6-8 weeks before the puncture wounds stop oozing. I’d forgotten this dog song, ha!
    It looks like you made the most of that weather day. The Mascall Formation reminds me a lot of Toadstool Geological Park in Nebraska. They’ve both formed in a similar process with layers of ash and tuff, but Toadstool was deposited more than 15 million years earlier in the Eocene and Oligocene rather than the Miocene. That ‘popcorn’ rock looks much the same though 🙂

    • By: Scooter Posted: April 16, 2020

      Popcorn rock? That sounds exactly right. Very strange stuff. I remember seeing material like this years ago in Southeast Oregon, near Silver Lake. Thanks for the tip about the Toadstools. I wasn’t far from them when I biked through the Sand Hills years ago. It’s another wonderful cycling landscape, and something we should consider for a short stay while we’re waiting out the plague.

      I don’t doubt that the wound will take some time to heal, but I hope that your overall health gets back to normal soon. That swelling was really alarming.

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