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Monday, December 30, 2013

Me and Becky McGee

Looking forward along the squiggly trail
Becca and I did a moderately-long hike west of Tortugas this morning before running into JC and Shaque, who we then accompanied on, perhaps, two-thirds of the inner loop trail.  I was surprised at the amount of energy I had considering I didn't get much sleep again last night.  It seems I'm coughing myself awake every few minutes--a behavior  not conducive to restful slumber.  It was 23 F when we started off, but because the wind wasn't blowing and the sun was shining brightly conditions didn't feel too raw.
Looking back toward Tortugas

Stopping for an obligatory scent examination

Midway across the Crosscut Trail

Is somebody following us?

The narrow ribbon of the Crosscut Trail through the desert


Scott said...

Packrat: It was 20 degrees when I got up this morning here in the northern Piedmont, but we're supposed to approach 40 this afternoon if the sun stays out. Twenty degrees feel pretty cold to me, so I've got to give you (and Becca) a lot of credit for venturing out. We're supposed to get the dreaded "wintry mix" on Thursday, and maybe real snow on Friday. I can hardly wait...

Happy New Year to you!

Dr. K said...

We're having very pleasant days, despite the very cold mornings.

packrat said...

Happy New Year to you, Scott, and many thanks for all your comments on my blog. Thanks, too, for all the wonderful, educational posts on your blog. I always enjoy reading it.

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