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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tuesday Trekking

Trail up Tortugas
Becca and I spent part of the morning exploring around Tortugas Mountain.  We avoided doing any bushwhacking today.  Winter is the best time to bushwhack, though, for several reasons.  Of course, it's much cooler, and, therefore, more bearable.  You'd be surprised how much heat the desert floor can reflect.  And Rattlesnakes are hibernating--always a good thing.  Additionally, because of the absence of leaves, you can see all the thorns on desert plants, especially the Ocotillos.  It makes eluding the spikes much easier.
Wagging the dog

Pichacho (Spanish for "peak")

Under a boundless sky

Yucca, Tortugas and the Organ Mountains

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Beautiful vistas.

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