Java at the Sierra Prieta overlook. This was a long ride, through the woods, then up Thumb Butte Road, and then back down the single track. He liked it.
Soon after this Java met a couple guys kitted out, probably preriding the Whiskey course. They were at a trail intersection, adjusting something. So, we rode ahead. They caught up to us about a mile and a half later. “What kind of dog is that?” “German shorthair.”
“He’s fast.” “Yep. It can be a bit of a problem. He climbs faster than I can.”