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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Post All-Day Drenching

Mule Deer on the mountain's north side
Almost as soon as Becca and I got started on the Monte Vista side of Tortugas Mountain we kicked up a small herd of Mule Deer who went bounding away from us along the east side.  Fortunately (for me) they stopped to watch our progress, intent on keeping an eye on us.  But when they saw we were no threat to them they began browsing, stopping to pick "deer apples" off the vines growing there.  If it weren't so overcast, and they were a bit closer, I probably would have gotten better images of them, but it is what it is.  (God, I hate that expression.:)


North side of Tortugas

Same Mule Deer

Browsing

The only bit of blue during our morning trek

Slipping around to the south side of the mountain

Looking back at the way we've just come

Do I see mountain bikers?

Long view of the cloudy Organs

High-elevation yuccas

Low-hanging clouds on the Organs

Long-distance view

Hedgehog Cactus in the rocky hills

Mysterious Organ Mountains

Yuccas on the north side of Tortugas

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

What a treat to see those mule deer. The photos of the clouds and the mountains are gorgeous.

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