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Saturday, May 8, 2021

Early Heat

Headed down LDR-A
Willow, Frio and I were back in the desert early this morning to do a hike up to Second Arroyo and back.  We went extra early because it was extra hot, and we wanted to beat the worst of the heat.  Also, we're under another Red Flag Warning, and we didn't relish being out there when the wind picks up.

We did see one other person this morning, the guy who usurped our parking spot in the Tellbrook pullout.  He passed us while we were ascending LDR-A, saying, "Coming up on the left."  He's a runner we've seen out there a few times before.  The Heelers were very good about moving aside, never barking or whining to get near the man.  Of course he's as entitled to that parking spot as we are; I just hope he never parks there again.

All in all we had a good outing today, our first since coming back from the mountains.

Willow and Frio

Frio and Willow

This and the next:  same Ocotillo


Hello to Jerry

Makeshift gaiters

This and the next:  residents of Second Arroyo


Had to park in a different spot this morning

This and the next:  Organ Mountains from Tellbrook Arroyo


This and the next:  same Ocotillo flowering


Willow and Frio in the CR-V

Ocotillos in the hills west of the Organ Mountains

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I really like those two photos of the ocotillo flowers, especially the last one you posted. Good to see a touch of brightness in the parched desert.

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