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Highland Adventure

Highland Adventure

Highland Adventure

STORY BY Kelly Waldrop
PHOTOGRAPHY BY Terry Allen

Highland Adventure

STORY BY Kelly Waldrop
PHOTOGRAPHY BY Terry Allen

Highland Adventure

STORY BY Kelly Waldrop
PHOTOGRAPHY BY Terry Allen
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We worked dogs for a very long time up a long, gradual slope to a position at the top of a rolling Oregon hill. From that elevated vantage point, I swear I could see the curvature of the earth. My moment of reflection about the bright blue sky, the puffy white clouds, and the cascading hills…came to an end in a snap: Titan, a wiry griffon, was locked up on point. I had no choice but to walk him up along the edge.

When I got close, a single chukar partridge erupted out of the grass. The bird flew in my favorite direction, a straight right-to-left, with an added variable: the cagey critter was descending the slope. If I waited too long it’d be out of range, and I reacted.

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Highland Adventure

We worked dogs for a very long time up a long, gradual slope to a position at the top of a rolling Oregon hill. From that elevated vantage point, I swear I could see the curvature of the earth. My moment of reflection about the bright blue sky, the puffy white clouds, and the cascading hills…came to an end in a snap: Titan, a wiry griffon, was locked up on point. I had no choice but to walk him up along the edge.

When I got close, a single chukar partridge erupted out of the grass. The bird flew in my favorite direction, a straight right-to-left, with an added variable: the cagey critter was descending the slope. If I waited too long it’d be out of range, and I reacted.

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