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Sunday, December 19, 2021

Freezing

Soaptree Yucca and the Organs
32F at the start of our hike this morning, 40F at the end.  In between we trekked down the LDR-A adjacent arroyo, headed toward the Organ Mountains on the east/west cross trail, started up the new arroyo and followed the left branch before turning around to take the right branch up into its head north of Tellbrook.

The constant breeze kept conditions cold well into the duration of our exploration, and I didn't remove my gloves until we'd gone nearly seven-eighths of the way.  Neither Frio nor Willow seemed bothered by the chill, although they lay in the sun warming themselves when we stopped near the ancient mesquite in Right Branch Arroyo.  That's a favorite resting spot for us on this particular instantiation of our daily perambulation.

View from the LDR-A arroyo

Ridge west of the Organ Mountains

Torrey Yucca through Ocotillo

Depth of field

This & next:  stereoscopic vision


Frio and Willow

Prickly Pear and Soaptree

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Nice photo of the Prickly Pear and Soaptree. I like the composition.

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