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Friday, January 26, 2018

Windy and Warm

Sky at start
It was in the mid-30s when Becca and I hit the trail on the west side of Tortugas Mountain this morning, and it only felt chilly because of a persistent breeze.  The breeze turned to wind by the time we were done with our hike, but the temperature had warmed significantly by then.  We're headed for a high of 65F today.  We ran into our pal Jimmy back at the parking area who we haven't seen in quite some time.  Had a good chat with him toward the end of which JC and Olivia rolled up to the gate in their Honda Pilot.  We all chewed the fat (except for Becca) for a while until I had to make tracks.  The others were still palavering when Becca and I drove out of there.
Romeo and Juliet

Heavy cloud cover in some areas

Higher country lies ahead

One yucca, three heads

El Sol

Alternate view of the sun trying to break through

And another

Are we being followed?

Trying to save a sun-blemished image by making it B&W

Down the single-track

On the small mesa

Closer look at Becca scoping things out

Away from the mountains

Zooming in a bit

Roller-coaster road

The road west

Interesting clouds over the mountains

Heading back to Tortugas

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I like the photos of Becca looking out on the road that you both will be taking. Reminds me of the Robert Frost poem.

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