|When we walked through this arroyo the air was definitely colder|
It was a brilliant day in our section of the northern Chihuahuan Desert, and we're slated to hit a high of 72F this afternoon. Because of the warmth both Dr. K and I were forced to remove one layer of outerwear midway through our outing.
Just as we were almost finishing our hike we ran into an elderly woman to whom I apologized in advance for any barking coming from Frio; he, of course, obliged, but not excessively. The woman said something to us that neither Dr. K nor I could make out. At least she was smiling when she said it.
|Organ Mountains and clouds|
|Dr. K and companions|
|Frio and Willow|
|Road toward the mountains|
|Rugged desert just off trail|
|Heelers and Dr. K|
|Eastern flank of Tortugas Mountain|
|Mountain biking the Chihuahuan Desert|
|This and the next: somewhere east of Tortugas|
|Observatory on Tortugas|
|Heading back in|
|Tortugas from the east|
|Back around the mountain|