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Friday, December 26, 2014

A Day Late

Boulder puddles from last night's rain
We missed having a White Christmas by one day.  Overnight and into the early-morning hours we got rain and light snow; it only stuck to the Organ Mountains, though.  Still, it makes for a pretty day after Christmas.  We only ran into a few other people around Tortugas during our hike; one, a blonde woman runner, said, "I didn't think anybody else would be out here."  I said, "Only us lunatics."  I realized immediately that I had included her in the category of "lunatics" though I really had meant no disrespect.
This Purple Prickly Pear must taste delicious

Trekking in the cold temps

Blankets of cloud and snow

Round back of Tortugas looking at the Organ Mountains

A nice dusting of snow on the Organs

The community of Talavera got light snow

Some of the "organ pipe" spires in the Organ Mountains

A good bit of the white stuff

Looking east at the Organs

Heading back

Mountains on the west mesa got snow, too


Dr. K said...

Beautiful photos of the snowy mountains and cloudy sky.

Caroline said...


packrat said...

Thanks Dr. K and Caroline.


Liz Tipping said...

Lovely pictures of the mountains. Same happened here! The snow came down the day after Christmas.

packrat said...

Thanks, Liz. I hope you and yours had a Happy Christmas.

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