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Saturday, February 13, 2021

Before the Snowfall?

Dr. K and the Heelers
Long hike to Second Arroyo on a very pleasant morning, where we stopped for a drink and to take a few photos.  On the way out and back we saw the man and woman joggers we often see on a Saturday.

On the way back up LDR we saw a man and woman descending in our direction.  We decided to bushwhack across to LDR-A to avoid them.  We suspected they might be Mr. and Mrs. Big Hat, a suspicion that was confirmed when we got back to our vehicle and noticed their SUV parked on the south side of the road.

We aborted our normal Saturday after-hike drive because we were distracted by breaking news from the impeachment trial of Donald Trump, and we wanted to get home to watch the events on television.

Willow spots Jerry Garcia

This and the next:  Willow and Frio


B&W yucca stalk

This and the next:  same yucca stalk as above


This and the next 2:  same yucca stalks



Soaptree Yucca west of Tortugas Mountain

This and the next:  same Soaptree Yucca in Second Arroyo


Dead tree in Second Arroyo

Soaptree Yucca in the middle of Second Arroyo

Rolling desert west of the Organ Mountains

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I like the photos of the yucca stalk with the dried pods. Only in the desert would you see such an interesting sight.

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