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Friday, November 9, 2018

Turning Cold

West of Tortugas
Becca and I hit the trail west of Tortugas Mountain on a slightly colder morning, which was the result of a cold front that blew in overnight.  Our high today is supposed to reach only 59F, and the prospects for coming days is colder still.  Last night Doppler Dave (KVIA, El Paso) said we'd be 25F on Tuesday night; that's 7 degrees below freezing.  Either Tuesday or Wednesday we're not supposed to climb out of the upper 40s for a high.  Can't complain too much about the cold weather after griping repeatedly about the long-term heat wave we've experienced this summer.
Hiking along the arroyo trail

One trail up the mountain

I'm going with "Lesser Goldfinch"

West face of Tortugas Mountain

Moseying along the trail

Two similar sky shots


Looking one way in the high foothills

Looking the other way

Clouds roll over the distant (45 miles) Franklin Mountains, El Paso

Crazy sky

Torry Yucca west of the mountain

The Sunset Area of Tortugas Mountain Trails

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

The landscape in the photo captioned "Crazy Sky" looks just like the surface of the moon.

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