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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Back on the Road

Snow on the Organs
We were able to get back on the road (both LDR and LDR-A) this morning for a cold hike up to First Arroyo.  It was 26F with a light wind--enough of a wind to make it feel quite chilly out there.

Willow and Frio were both into the long hike since they hadn't been able to burn much energy the previous two days.  It was so frigid, though, that neither one protested when we didn't stop for water.

Saw nobody else out there today, and we weren't surprised by the absence of other nature enthusiasts.

Snow on a bush

Long view west

Dead yucca crown

Remnants of snow on the mountains

This and the next:  snow on a Soaptree Yucca


Purple Prickly Pear

Tree

Frosted Soaptree Yucca leaves

Soaptree Yucca

Prickly Pear

Dr. K with the Heelers

Tall Soaptree Yucca

First Arroyo

This and the next 3:  Organs




Long view of the southern Organ Mountains

Bishop Cap looking like a powdered-sugar pastry

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I like the photos of the snow inside the yucca leaves. What a good eye you have, Packrat.

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