Organ Music

We were camped out at the base of the Organ Mountains in Las Cruces, New Mexico when around midnight we needed access to a backpack left outside the car. As soon as the door was opened a huge brown creature loped up from behind a bush. We fell onto each other in our rush to get back inside, slamming the door behind us.

The animal, we decided, was too big to be a coyote and couldn't be a wolf. A dog then? Anyway, we still needed the backpack. To retrieve it we did a series of three-point-turns and when the pack was lined up with a door we snatched it in. Limited by the car's windows we could still see the creature's outline moving in the

As the night progressed, a huge bank of clouds on the northern horizon swept in and shrouded the entire mountain range. Temperatures dropped precipitately and by morning the desert surrounding the peaks had been dusted in snow.

The next morning we peered out of the windows. The 'dog' was nowhere in sight. We each cracked open a door, only to find that the animal, a large german shepard, was sitting right in front of the vehicle, out of sight. It had spent the entire night, in below freezing temperatures, keeping watch over us.

We packed up our camp and tried to come to a decision about the dog. We ended up getting him up on top of our gear so we could take him into town. Unable to find a humane society we were forced to leave it at the local pound.



See the world, they
told me...

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the circumnavigator pt5
the circumnavigator pt4
the circumnavigator pt3
the circumnavigator pt2
the circumnavigator pt1
falling dream
the darkness
one hell of a mile 3&4
he will return
the believers
the horror pt2
the horror pt1
death valley

paradise of outlaws
the mountain climbers 1&2
brought to surface
one hell of a mile 3
the lost world
inner gorge
a ghost story
the riddle
slaying the minotaur
heart of darkness
public lands
organ music
two sought adventure
the virgin river
the road north

steal the world
the end of the world
el dorado
the valley of the kings 2
the valley of the kings 1
one hell of a mile 2
one hell of a mile 1
the mountain climbers rr4
heroes rr3
rainy roadtrip 2
rainy roadtrip 1
the transgression
sinister 2
sinister 1
new chapter

like sedona?
torn in two
bridge to nowhere
the door
hitting the wall
elusive 2
elusive 1
pick up lines

revisited 2
revisited 1
which way?
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in their footsteps
a dance with death

casting the bones
mountain thief
the deer hunter
strange temple
burial pt. 3
burial pt. 2
burial pt. 1
the apparition
return to hell
the lower depths
underground lake
stretch sewer
the hidden lab
shadow movements
meager rations
sw8: the conclusion
sw7: lost gold mines
sw6: the big tubes
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sw4: el calderon
sw3: redondo
sw2: ghosts
sw1: westward bound
formaldehyde dreams
the underdark
in the beginning