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Sunday, June 14, 2020

Arroyo Run

This and the next:  east toward the Organs
We got an early start on our morning trek today, leaving from the dirt pullout near Tellbrook before the sun heated things up too much.  As it turned out, though, there was enough cloud cover to keep it relatively cool out there, and both Frio and Willow appreciated the lower temps, never once having to duck into the shade to cool off.

We hiked up to the second arroyo and trekked eastward along its length.  After a water break, Dr. K minded the Heelers while I did a little scrambling up a nearby rise in order to take some photographs.  After a brief stop we headed back to our waiting CR-V.

We didn't encounter any other hikers out there this morning, although we did see a few people coming our way up LDR when we were just starting off; we avoided them by taking LDR-A down to the major arroyo.  And when we were leaving for home a woman, a man and a white dog had parked alongside Tellbrook, got out and began hiking LDR.  The woman waved hello to us.

Heading down LDR-A

Ocotillos on a ridge line

This and the next:  Soaptree Yucca and the Organ Mountains


This and the next:  Red Velvet Mites


Stand of trees and the Organs

This and the next:  Desert Willow flowers


This and the next:  Willow, Frio and Dr. K in an arroyo


Flank of Tortugas and the Organ Mountains

Frio, Willow and me

Across the Mesilla Valley to the Potrillo Moutains

View from a deep arroyo

Organ Mountains

Which bird at the left side of that Ocotillo?

I'd have to say "Mockingbird"

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Nice photos of the red velvet mites. Weird looking bugs.

Bushwhack, Etc.

Sure sign of autumn in the desert:  leafless Ocotillos 71F when Willow, Frio and I hit the trail this morning, but it felt much hotter--humi...