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Thursday, December 2, 2021

As Yesterday, So Today

Clouds at start
We three did the exact same hike as yesterday with one notable exception:  I took 13 fewer photos today.  The morning was beautiful, about 45F at the start of our trek.  We're supposed to warm to a sunny 71F this afternoon.

The Heelers very nearly pulled me off my feet when they lurched at a rapidly departing jackrabbit this morning as we descended the arroyo that parallels LDR-A.  I actually had to run a few feet to stay upright.

I've had large dogs, medium dogs and small dogs over many years, but Frio and Willow are undoubtedly pound-for-pound the strongest dogs I've ever known.  Admittedly I'm a bit less stout now than when I was younger, but these two Heelers are powerful.  Becca was very strong, too, but she was bigger than these two.

Organ Mountains

Stinging Serpent leaves (aka Cervallia sinuata)

This & next:  Tortugas and the Organs

Organ Mountains otra vez

Flank of Tortugas and the Organs

This & next:  morning sky

This & next 2:  deadwood sticks

This & next:  Soaptree Yuccas

Last 2:  Frio and Willow


1 comment:

Dr. K said...

My favorite of the photos of the deadwood sticks is the second one that's in color.

High, High Humidity

Too hot to hike 72F at the start of our hike, which isn't too bad, but the humidity was sky high; it made for an unpleasant trek. Dr. K,...