Now I should tell you where Scruff lives. He lives in a hogan. A hogan is a traditional Navajo house which is circular (usually with a door that opens to the east.) You gotta love a house where you need pi to measure the square footage! *lol* (Mmmmmmm. Pi.) These hogans were built by Navajo workers in the 20's as employee housing. They have survived over time and are still used as employee housing. They have been updated with modern conveniences like gas heat, refrigerator, stove, and lights. What they don't have is a bathroom. You have to use the communal bathroom down the road. This is sub-optimal when you have to take a dump at 4 am. So it's just like camping, only much more comfortable.
On Saturday Scruff took me on a tour of several ruins that are currently closed to the public. It was so nice being able to walk around some extremely beautiful ruins with no tourists around. It was so peaceful! It felt as if we had the whole park to ourselves, which was pretty close to the truth! After hiking around we retreated back to the hogan for a fish dinner and more alky goodness. Never buy WalMart insta-light charcoal! It burned for about 10 minutes and went out. Grrrrrr. That evening there was a frost warning, but I don't know if it got down to 32. It was a bit chilly going out to pee at 4 am, but flannel footy jammies are perfect for nights like this.
The next morning we slept in and just yerfed. I took a few fursuit pics of the yote in his hogan. We then took a short hike up to the top of this mesa with commanding views of most of the park. It was very windy and quite chilly. The views were spectacular! It was nice to see that the San Juan Mts had the first dusting of snow for the year. Hopefully it will be a foreshadowing of a good snow season. After the hike we said our good-byes and I was on my way. I was home by 6 and treated to a nice dinner at Olive Garden with my Kitty and Ari. All-in-all a wonderful weekend! Oh yes....and pics!
A yote den
Hi there! My name is Scruff E! Welcome to my humble hogan!
Doin' the big bear belly badger dance!
Long House. Closed to the public Labor Day thru Memorial Day.