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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Bad Day on the Mountain

Two young women out for a morning ride
Too hot, too dry, too little wind, and WAY too many people on and about Tortugas Mountain. That pretty much sums up the hike this morning. Becca and I did get in our requisite amount of exercise, so it wasn't all bad.

On the Crosscut Trail just above the arroyo

Not a leaf to be seen on any Ocotillos

A bit of smoky haze again

Sand bunny


Dr. K said...

That morning ride on horses looks very pleasant.

Scott said...

The equestrian activity looks nice (I agree with Dr. K), but the horses look a little desultory. Or, maybe they always look that way.

The leafless ocotillos look scorched in your image.

No rain yesterday (Saturday) here--the first day in about two weeks! Still in the upper 80s, though, and very humid. And, it's cloudy this morning (Sunday) and severe storms are forecast for this evening.

I'm still recovering gradually from my illness--a little stronger each day. I see my doctor again tomorrow, but I also have an ultrasound scheduled for Wednesday; something's not right, and we've got to get to the bottom of it. I feel strong enough to travel next week, but I've just got to take it easy.

What's the status of your book?

packrat said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for you, Scott.

When I hear you describe that rain I have a real craving for precipitation, but I know it can come with dire consequences, too. Rain is in the forecast for here and in the high mountains, where we'll be tomorrow for a week's respite in the Sacramentos. Predicted high for High Rolls tomorrow: 68 F.

Thanks for asking about the book. My short fiction collection is entered into a contest presently and is still posted on Authonomy--if you'd like to take a peek.

Sacramentos Early, Chihuahuan Late

Haynes Canyon on a rainy morning We weren't able to do a hike this morning because of light rain; I did take Willow up our road on a fai...