|First 2: same little tree|
We did our now usual trek, enjoying the sunshine in our section of the northern Chihuahuan Desert. I was especially pleased when we turned eastward on the east/west cross trail and were temporarily blocked from the biting wind.
For most of the way up the left branch, down the middle branch and back up the right branch we were protected from the frigid gusts; but when we climbed out of Right Branch Arroyo and crested the hill beside the upper flatland road we were again buffeted by the wind. Fortunately we had only a short jaunt to our waiting CR-V.
|The view from far up Middle Branch Arroyo|
|All the way up Middle Branch|
|This & next: yucca experiments|
|Looking down Middle Branch Arroyo|
|Don't make your bed here|
|Barrel Cactus and the mountains|
|Crown of thorns|
|Frio and Willow in the back of the CR-V|