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Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Back At It Early

Dessicated Barrel Cactus fruit
Got a fairly early start on a warm morning in the northern Chihuahuan Desert today; I wore my Marmot PreCip jacket, which was heavy enough for the weather conditions.

We descended LDR-A to the east/west cross trail, hiked up the left branch of the new arroyo, trekked down the middle branch, and then turned up the right branch.

About halfway up the right branch we bushwhacked westward past the large Soaptree I call the "Three Kings," hiked partially up the LDR-A arroyo and exited onto the dirt road so that Willow could do her business, which she had delayed until then.

LDR-A

Frio and Willow headed up the new arroyo

Prickly Pear illusion

This & next:  what a telephoto lens can do


This & next:  same Soaptree Yucca


Northwest across the desert

Torrey Yucca

This & next:  B&W X


This & next:  different treatments of the same scene


Desert hill

This & next:  large Soaptree Yuccas


This & next:  on a ridge west of Right Branch Arroyo


Southern section of Right Branch Arroyo

Looking northward across Right Branch Arroyo

Hooligan Heelers

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Lovely photos today, Packrat. My favorite is the first one--the desiccated barrel cactus fruit.

Green Tuesday

This & next:  how green is our desert? 73F when Dr. K, Willow, Frio and I set off on our trek this morning; fortunately weather conditio...