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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Aborted/Abbreviated Hike

On the north side of Tortugas
When Becca and I got to the trailhead on the west side of Tortugas Mountain this morning we had to abort the hike immediately.  We stepped out of the car, saw the rain coming in a wave, and quickly got back in again.  It wasn't until 10:30 a.m. that we were able to go back out.  I chose the north side of of the mountain because the rock substrate lies close to the surface of the trail there, and that kept us from getting muddy.  We did get sprinkled on for most the shortened hike, though.
The Organ Mountains are behind the clouds

Wrapping around the east side of the mountain

Heavy clouds blanketing the mountains

Two roads diverged in a desert _______

Dripping Springs Road side of the mountain

Not far to the car now


Dr. K said...

Did you let Becca choose which road to go down?


So glad you've got rain Rob! In Australia, the desert blooms after rain (according to the wildlife docos). I hope the ground gets a good drenching.

packrat said...

Thanks, Jacqui. Yes, we got a good drenching. Let the blooming begin!


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