|Very early start on a super hot day|
There wasn't even a hint of a breeze so we immediately began talking about curtailing the hike; Dr. K and I began talking, that is, because the Heelers were noncommittal. Not long after stopping in the shade of the small Mesquite Tree pictured here a light wind picked up and convinced us to go further; in fact, we hiked past Second Arroyo all the way up to the southernmost east/west dirt road before heading back.
When we were just beginning our trek this morning we saw the archer leaving in his white SUV; but he was the only other person we noticed venturing out into the scorching desert.
|Tortugas (left) and the Organ Mountains|
|Brief break in the shade|
|LDR looking south|
|Red dot marks the spot where our vehicle sits|
|Similar scene without the red dot|
|Looking north toward the Doña Anas|
|Doña Ana Mountains|
|The rest are of the same Mesquite Tree alongside LDR|