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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Hiking on Hump Day

Foothills of Tortugas (Tortoise) Mountain
It was a very dynamic morning today, even though we got bypassed by the severe storms that were supposed to have come last night.  It was genuinely cool, with a stiff breeze to add a slight wind chill.  Very few people were in the outback.  We saw only one heavy-set jogger who was moving at a pretty good clip.  The scenery was especially beautiful due to the cloud shadows that passed quickly over the landscape.

Back way to Las Cruces

Trail sign?

The old observatory

Along the desert trail

Growing on the slope

Into the desert

Man's best hiking companion

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I really like the "Back Way to Las Cruces" shot.

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