|The foothills trail around Tortugas (Tortoise) Mountain|
The naturalist Joseph Wood Krutch wrote in The Voice of the Desert: "The nude mountains reveal their contours, or veil them as lightly as the late Greek sculptors veiled their nudes, because only near the summits of the mountains can anything tall enough to obscure the outlines grow."
|Hills like tan elephants|
|Darkness looms on the eastern horizon|
|The southwestern flank of Tortugas Mountain|
|Clouds partially obscure the rugged Organ Mountains|
|An arroyo at the base of the mountain|
|The rolling desert foothills|