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Sunday, December 16, 2012

South and East of Tortugas

Northeast side of Tortugas Mountain
Dr. K, Becca and I did an extra long hike this morning, departing from the Monte Vista side of Tortugas Mountain.  It was rather chilly out there, but we were dressed appropriately--especially Becca.  We encountered one mountain biker and, on the way back, two hikers' dog, the latter of whom ran about a quarter mile to greet Becca.  Then they growled at each other.  The light was spectacular for photography, and I captured some good images.
Mountain explorer

Becca and Packrat

Looking east at the Organ Mountains

Clouds kissing the highest peaks

Trail beneath an awesome sky

Road to the east

Becca and Dr. K

West to Tortugas

4 comments:

Dr. K said...

Beautiful clouds.

Scott said...

I like the clouds kissing the peaks in the Organs, Packrat. We had a low sky and afternoon drizzle here in the norther Piedmont, but I led the twelfth and final "one Trail Twelve Times" hike anyway. There was a lot of fog and mist in the air that may have made for some moody images. I haven't downloaded the camera yet. Stay tuned...

packrat said...

Thanks, Scott. I'll stayed tuned. Can't wait to see those foggy images.

Anonymous said...

I live the trail beneath the sky photograph. Wonderful.

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