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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Mostly Overcast

Starting out on a cloudy morn
It wasn't nearly as cold this morning as yesterday because of a thick cloud cover acting as a blanket.  There wasn't too much wind, either, so it felt pretty bearable out there.  Quite a few people were getting their exercise on the mountain.  We encountered three mountain bikers as well as a hiker before bumping into JC and Shaque, who were out getting their exercise, too.  When we all returned to the trailhead there were a lot of cars in the parking lot.  Think I'll put a suggestion in the suggestion box recommending rangers keep the outdoor enthusiasts to a minimum when Becca and I are there.
Purple Prickly Pear Cactus

A hint of the sun

Saddle in the Organ Mountains

Behind the Ocotillos:  the Franklin Mountains near El Paso

Experimental area "J"  ?

Trail back to Tortoise Mountain

We're about to encounter a mountain biker

Brightening up

Heading in opposite directions


Dr. K said...

Is "Area J" like "Area 52"?

packrat said...

It could be, Dr. K, it could be.


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