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Friday, December 27, 2013

An Early-Morning White Sands Hike

Dr. K climbing a steep dune
The images here and in the next oldest post were taken during a hike at White Sands National Monument. Instead of doing another sloppy hike in the slushy snow in the mountains around High Rolls, Dr. K, Becca and I packed up and headed back for Las Cruces, stopping along the way to do a moderately-long hike at White Sands.  The place was crawling with people, many of them Japanese tourists who were out photographing one of the natural wonders of the desert Southwest.
Packrat and Becca at a trail marker

Lunch at a ramada shaped to ward off windblown gypsum

Becca and Dr. K

Packrat and Becca

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Becca was a little freaked out by the new surroundings.

A Nice Bushwhack

Mourning Dove on nest in our backyard We didn't plan on it when we set off on our hike this morning, but we did a fairly long bushwhack ...