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Monday, August 11, 2014

Heading Downcountry

Clearing skies
It was downright chilly when Dr. K, Becca and I hit the trail this morning.  We did the Grand View again as a prelude to heading down to the lower desert.  Regarding the windy and almost cold conditions I told Dr. K, "Remember this feeling for when we get back to the low country."  But it's not too bad right now here in the Chihuahuan Desert; I think it's only in the mid-80s in the late afternoon.  
Sotol and boulders

Sun spots on the mountain

A rails-to-trails trail

Pausing to check out the vista

Dynamic sky

The benefits of rain

Clouds come and go

Cowboy and Becca do-si-do

A happy Champ

Best buds

Champ has had enough


Dr. K said...

Cute photos of the dogs.

Scott said...

First image is very nice, Packrat. It's great that the lower desert wasn't an inferno when you got back to civilization.

We're having rain today. It's supposed to be heavy, but hasn't been yet, which is good. We need the rain, since our last precipitation event was Sunday a week ago; plants in the humid East are not used to going for long periods without moisture during the summer.

packrat said...

Thank you, Scott. We've been getting an abundance of rain in both the high and low country. We need it, but the muggy conditions make hiking a tad difficult.

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