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Monumental A to Z High On Liberty
NW1, NW2, L1I, L1E, L1C, RATI, RATN, RATO, RATS, L1V, L2C, L2I, L2E, RATM, R-FE/N, PKD-TL, PKD-N, ADPL1, ADPL2, TD, UWP, ADPL3, NTD, TKN, L2V, ADPL4, SDS-N, ADPL5, ADPCH, ADP1(2), ADPL1(GC), ADPL2(2), ADPL2(GC), VPN, AP, UWPCH, ADPL3(2), ADPL3(GC), NC, NI, NE, SCN, SIN, SEN, CZ8B, NV, NN, ADPL4(2), ADPL4GC), ADPGCH, ADPL5(2), RATCH, CZ8S, AI, TKI, AV, AE, AC, AN and R-FE/X... 60 and counting...

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Urban Tracking (47)

We went out earlier than usual on Saturday to beat the heat. I can't really explain why, but I had a sense Gimme was ready for more challenge. The temperature was 65° with a moderate intermittant breeze. I set up a simple square, crossing landscape strips three times and three corners. I kept the food drops at 15 yards and aged only 30 minutes.

I set it up so there was an article (blue squares) at the start and end and after every landscape crossing.  Otherwise there were food drops (circles) every 15 yards.

Gimme did very well. It took her a moment to get focused, but she was well into the task by the first crossing. The first corner was a bit of a challenge, since the breeze was coming from behind her, causing her to overshoot the turn. Still she had it pretty quickly. She aced the second corner, since the breeze was blowing the track scent right to her. The third corner was the hardest for her. She indicated loss of scent really quickly, but then just couldn't seem to pick it up again. Not sure why.

All three landscape crossings were easy peasy. She barely hesitated at all. Once we get those solid with more age, then we'll have to find another site.

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