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Sunday, May 30, 2021

Gracias al Viento

On the upper flatland road
The wind was a real saving grace this morning; the Heelers and I would have roasted had the air been still.  We were able to trek up to Second Arroyo and back in relative comfort despite the relentless sun and somewhat higher humidity.

We had a few fairly close encounters with jackrabbits and quail, but none close enough to spark Frio and Willow into action; it doesn't take much for them to want to pursue, but they were good today--good for my shoulders for sure.

The wind was so strong by the time we got back to the CR-V in the upper flatland I had trouble keeping the driver-side door from flying open.  We all were glad to get back inside for the short drive home.

The long view from LDR-A

Clouds over the Organ Mountains

Ocotillos and the Organs

Frio and Willow

East in Second Arroyo

Dead tree trunk

Inside Second Arroyo

This and the next:  clouds and the Organ Mountains


Tortugas and the Organs

Trail alongside the Tellbrook Arroyo

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I really like the composition in the photo "Trail Along the Telbrooke Arroyo."

Bushwhack, Etc.

Sure sign of autumn in the desert:  leafless Ocotillos 71F when Willow, Frio and I hit the trail this morning, but it felt much hotter--humi...