Brenna’s First Walk Into Hulls Gulch

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February 13, 2011

Brenna visited Upper Hulls Gulch when she was three days old. She seemed to like it. It seems just the thing to get her and all of us out of the house amidst grey winter days.

Sky revolt
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Sky revolt
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Ashen rivulets form parallel lines across the horizon, unfamiliar formations, as we set out for a short walk in Lower Hulls Gulch to mitigate winter malaise.

First Hulls Gulch walk
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First Hulls Gulch walk
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This is Brenna’s first time here on her own two feet, everything an adventure for the princess and her magic wand.

Pre-teen behaviors
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Usually the outdoors cheer him up but so far they aren’t doing the job for Mr. Hunter.

Winter in the desert
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Winter in the desert
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Wait for me, brother!
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Wait for me, brother!
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Brenna will cheer him up.

Circumnavigate the mud
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Circumnavigate the mud
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Rusting hedge
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Secret places
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Brenna checks the bridge for trolls and then the brush to ensure our safe passage.

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C’mon, this way!
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C’mon, this way!
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Brenna is eager to lead the way.

Rats of Nimh
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Tiny trails into the brush seem indicative of trolls or sentient rodents.

Shooting down clouds
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The strange clouds continue to draw our attention.

Cloud conflict
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Following her shortcut
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Following her shortcut
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Paths are passé.

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Frowns and grins
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A couple miles is enough for today. We turn back before trolls notice us.

Handsome socks
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Now you’re stuck
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Now you’re stuck
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Ever the nut
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Transfusion
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Wilderness
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Having a rough day
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Hunter spots a lizard on the trail that seems injured or stunned.

Professional opinion
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We speak a few words of encouragement then set the lizard in sand safely away from the trail. Maybe he’ll thank us next time we see him.

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