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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Fire Weather Watch

Mesquite tree leafing out
Willow, Frio and I were able to beat the wind on our morning hike, but we're under a Fire Weather Warning for the rest of today and through tomorrow; that means high winds and low humidity can create possible fire hazards.

We trekked up to Second Arroyo, popped inside for a water break, and then crossed the ridge over to First Arroyo; we followed that arroyo west to the intersection with LDR where we turned south and headed back to the upper flatland.

We saw a few jackrabbits on our explorations, but no humans or dogs.

A few residents of Second Arroyo

Sun behind clouds

Willow and Frio

Looking down Second Arroyo

Willow and Frio

Looking north out of the arroyo

Up Second Arroyo toward the mountain

Soaptree Yuccas in the arroyo

This and the next: crossing from Second to First Arroyo


From the ridge between the arroyos

A look at First Arroyo from the ridge

First Arroyo:  middle left to upper right past the Torrey Yucca

This and the next:  Desert Sumac beginning to flower


Desert hills and the Organ Mountains

Tortugas and the Organs as seen from LDR

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I like that first photo of the Mesquite tree leafing out. I love seeing all of the Mesquites begin to show their leaves.

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