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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Abbreviate When Too Hot

Headed back on LDR-A (Long Dirt Road-Alternate)
As soon as we departed the CR-V this morning we realized we were in for a very hot hike.  By the time we got to the major arroyo at the bottom of LDR (Long Dirt Road) we decided to make a near U-turn and head up LDR-A (Long Dirt Road-Alternate) to cut the duration of our trek by a third.

We were able to make frequent stops in the shade, and I got some fairly decent photos on the outing.  Needless to say, though, all four of us were happy to get back to our vehicle and hop inside for the short ride home.  We're head for a high of 104F today, three degrees hotter than yesterday.
Flank of Tortugas Mountain visible at left

Organ Mountains

Visitor from space or Spectaclepod?

Dr. K with the Heelers

Otra vista de Sierra de los Organos

Long view of the mountains

A bit of telephoto

Soaptree Yucca and mountains

This and the next 3:  Whitethorn Acacia tree

Singularly striking Soaptree Yucca

This and the next:  Ash-throated Flycatcher

This Ash-throated Flycatcher (young adult) was traveling with Mama (above)

Same young adult
Willow and Frio
Side-eye from hot dogs
Two angels

Same young flycatcher as above

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I love that second photo of the Whitethorn Acacia tree. It's one of my favorite trees because it has such a nice scent when it's blooming.

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