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Monday, December 9, 2013

Pleasant Hike

New condos near Tortugas Mountain
Becca and I did a moderately-long trek in the outback west of Tortoise Mountain.  Although it was 29 F when we started off, the ambient temperature made the morning easily bearable.  We ran into JC and Shaque on the way back and did the short west-side loop with them.  Talked to JC briefly about the Marfa (Texas) Ghost Lights, which I've seen several times.  You go at dusk to a lookout area and, if you're lucky, you'll see the Ghost Lights, star-like lights that move slowly and sometimes rapidly near and above the distant horizon.  Nobody has ever successfully explained what they are. 
Heading up while I'm heading down

Relatively clear skies

Pausing near the Cross Cut Trail

Cloud starting to roll in

Mountains can make their own weather


Dr. K said...

Should we reserve one of those condos for our retirement?

packrat said...

Ha ha, Dr. K.

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....