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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Arroyo Branch

Heelers heading down LDR-A
Willow, Frio and I explored a new branch of an arroyo we've hiked several times before; we were able to follow it up into the hills just west of LDR-A for quite a distance.  The temperature was about 45F at the start of our trek, and even though I remembered to bring gloves along today I never donned them.

The Heelers were obviously enthusiastic about our new explorations, and they eagerly pulled me this way and that as we climbed and later descended the steep arroyo.

We saw no other critters out there; nor did we see humans or dogs.  Is was a peaceful, relaxing hike in our section of the northern Chihuahuan Desert.

This & next:  Soaptree Yucca


Typical Chihuahuan Desert scene

This & next:  Tortugas and the Organs


Soaptree Yuccas

Barrel Cactus fruit

This & next:  yuccas and the mountains


Bit of Tortugas and the Organs

Military choppers over the Organs

Ocotillo

Soaptree and large Desert Sumac

B&W tree X

Barrel Cactus and the mountains

This & next:  Willow and Frio


Soaptree Yuccas

Hills west of the Organ Mountains

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I love that first photo of the Heelers heading down the trail at the start of your hike. Beautiful early-morning light.

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