--a sudden wind picks up and allows for maximum evaporative cooling.
--doves stop their incessant cooing long enough for you to hear other desert sounds.
--the warning call of a male quail protecting his family fades into silence.
--you find a giant Yucca shadow in which to relax.
|Back into the sunshine|
|Tortugas Mountain (left) and the Organ Mountains beyond|
|Coming up on a much-needed shade break|
|Midsection of the Organs|
|Two riders in the Chihuahuan Desert|
|In the shade of a giant Yucca|