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Sunday, April 4, 2021

Chihuahuan Desert Churchgoing

First 3:  Desert Cardinal (aka Pyrrhuloxia)
Frio, Willow and I had a good morning hike today; we descended LDR-A, crossed the Tellbrook Arroyo and almost immediately trekked east up a trail along the northern edge of the arroyo.  Then we headed north in the first small arroyo we came upon.

From there we bushwhacked northward in a series of open spaces and arroyos, eventually intersecting LDR at a point midway to First Arroyo.

We then turned south on the long dirt road and made our way back into the upper flatland where our CR-V was parked.  Saw nobody else in our section of northern Chihuahuan Desert this morning.



Next 2:  Soaptree Yuccas encountered while bushwhacking


Prickly Pear and tree

Soaptree and Mesquite

This and the next 3:  Willow and Frio




Organ Mountains

Soaptree Yucca, flank of Tortugas and the Organ Mountains

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I really like your third photo of the Desert Cardinal in silhouette.

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