|Spot the observatory|
We saw several hikers way ahead of us on LDR when we started off, but we never saw them again. They were the only people we noticed in our section of the northern Chihuahuan Desert this fine day. I say "fine," but we've really tired of the heat. Supposedly a cold front is expected to blow in during the wee hours Monday morning and lower temps by about 20 degrees. We'll see.
Willow and Frio seemed to really enjoy their hike today despite the heat; their energy level is high. How much higher will it be when the weather cools?
|This and the next: Barrel Cactus fruit|
|Tortugas Mountain and its observatory|
|Notice the group of people (pilgrims?) at the shrine (right)|
|Tortugas and the Organs|
|Dr. K and the Heelers|
|Butt to butt|
|This and the next: mesquite leaves|
|A character we met along the way|
|This and the rest: Variegated Meadowhawk|
|I'm looking through you: Variegated Meadowhawk|