Oak Creek



West Clear Creek



The wilds of my back yard



Ash Creek (north of Cordes Junction)



Bonito Park on the Coconino National Forest



Wild sunflowers at Bonito Park



Wet Beaver Creek



Mud puddle in the Superstition Mts.



Wet Beaver Creek



What the living room looks like if Jesterz doesn't go hiking.



What the living room looks like if Jesterz does go hiking.



Jesterz at Watson Lake (near Prescott, Az.). She hiked all the way around
the lake, including a mile or so of off-trail boulder hopping. She's amazing.



End of the West Fork Trail (about 4 miles upstream from Oak Creek).



The big pool at the end of the Parson's Trail (144) in Sycamore Creek







The West Fork of Oak Creek



Ash Creek



Up Sycamore Creek without a dog paddle.
Turns out dogs don't really need to paddle as long as they can kick real hard.



Butts-eye view of the lights of Phoenix
as seen from the top of Squaw Peak
(we climb Squaw Peak late at night, when there are
very few other hikers to complain about dogs on the trail).


Dog with balloons
At a recent birthday party, Jessee confirmed what
scientists have long suspected, which is that begging dogs
get 425% more treats if they have balloons tied to them.



Remnants of an ancient cliff dwelling in
Fay Canyon on the Coconino National Forest.


dog with bible
At my house, David is the father of Jessee.
In the Bible, however, Jesse is the father of David.
I'm not making this up. It's Judeo-Christian dogma.


Jessee in Lockett Meadow
Lockett Meadow in the San Francisco Peaks, Az.


Dog at railroad tracks
Near Tubac, Arizona



For a Cattle Dog, Jessee has surprizingly little effect on
livestock. She's just too friendly to intimidate anything.


Also see photos of my former hiking partner,
Blue Dog
the Flat Coated Retreiver