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Monday, June 24, 2013

Hot and Dry (Again)

Hiking along the lower foothills
Right now (11:40 a.m.) we've got a nice overcast sky, and the temperatures have dropped significantly.  Earlier, though, when Becca and I were hiking the west side of the mountain it felt pretty lousy:  hot, dry and no wind.  We weren't the only lunatics out there, though; we saw a couple of other hikers and a man and woman jogging at top speed; in fact, I'd say the latter two were running.  I kept cautioning Becca not to run, even when she saw several Black-tailed Jackrabbits and was chomping at the bit to get after them.  Fortunately, she listens to me nowadays. 
Huge Torrey Yucca

Cactus Wren

Blue skies, scattered clouds

Tortugas (Tortoise) Mountain (left) and the Organ Mountains

It's always funny to watch two Cactus Wrens waging war

"Hello" from the shade of a Yucca


Dr. K said...

Cactus wrens are true citizens of the desert.

packrat said...

"True citizens," Dr. K. Bravo!

Grand View--Not

Early morning moon A man and woman were just starting down the Bridal Veil Falls Trail when we rolled into the Grand View Trail parking lot....