Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Against The Wind
Wednesday March 30 2011
Normally, Wind and Thunderstorms are anathema to me. The one is supremely annoying and the other exceptionally terrifying.
But it had been so long that I'd been on a horse (over a whole week) that I didn't care about The Wind today.
We worked our way up Pickett Canyon, up onto the ridge and into the cool gales ripping over and rolling down from the Owyhee Mountains. We mostly walked, working the hills
and sand washes.
A blanket of low silver clouds levitated on top of the Owyhees, frozen in the up and downdrafts while down on the flats gusts whipped manes and tails first to one side
then to the other.
No point in talking because The Wind blew the words out of Owyhee County before they fell on anyone's ears.
But Jose and I didn't mind the buffeting today on the Owyhee Front.