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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Raw Start

Getting started on a somewhat raw morning
It looked like rain was imminent when Becca and I headed out this morning, but it never came.  Also, it felt rather cold at first, but things seemed to warm up rather quickly.  We hooked up with JC and Shaque when we were headed back, and we extended our hike with them.  Then we ran into Jimmy and stood shooting the crap for a bit while the dogs ran around in canine bliss.  Then Jimmy set off for the top of Tortugas, and the rest of us headed back to the cars.  A fun hike on a morning that looked dicey at first.
Across the Mesilla Valley to the Potrillo Mountains

Getting off the trail

Sunlight across the valley

Tortugas and the Organs

I see a dinosaur lurking here

The Franklin Mountains (El Paso) from behind Tortugas Mountain

Picacho in sunlight


Dr. K said...

"Picacho in Sunlight" looks almost mystical.

Freddie Omm said...

evocative december pix. that dinosaur looks almost sentient, too, a puffing magic dragon.

packrat said...

Freddie, you are a true character.


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