|Frio and Willow headed down the Right Branch Arroyo|
We had to alter our route this morning because just as we were ready to depart the CR-V a white Jeep drove by, piloted by a young woman in camo; her male passenger wore camo, too. They parked down in the Tellbrook Arroyo so we decided to do our hike in reverse: we descended the steep hill into Right Branch Arroyo, trekked down to the intersection with the left, hiked up Left Branch Arroyo to its head and turned around.
I thought about going all the way to the east/west cross trail and then returning to the upper flatland via the LDR-A arroyo, but the people in the Jeep were still parked in the Tellbrook so we ascended Right Branch Arroyo to the upper flatland road. To add distance to our trek today I walked with the Heelers south to Tellbrook Road and crossed the pavement to the other side. After a half mile or so we turned around and made our way back to the CR-V.
|This & next 4: interesting clouds over the Organ Mountains|
|Clouds to the southwest|
|This & next 2: fish-like cloud|
|Looking away from the mountains|
|Frio and Willow on the dirt road south of Tellbrook|
|Looking toward the Organ Mountains|