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Sunday, December 8, 2013

South on the Sierra Vista Trail

Tortugas Mountain from the Sierra Vista Trail
Dr. K, Becca and I did a long trek on the Sierra Vista Trail South this morning.  What seemed like a relatively warm hike at the start turned cold about midway through due to a persistent wind.  The conditions certainly weren't unbearable, but were less than desirable.  Still, we had a good time putting mileage on our feet and paws, getting some good exercise in, and appreciating the desert sun even if it didn't feel that toasty.
Southern section of the Organ Mountains

Looking contemplative

Headed south toward El Paso

Trail markers

The rocky Organ Mountains (part of the Rocky Mountains)

A cairn:  rock trail marker

On the way back

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I wonder how long that cairn will remain standing in the wind?

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