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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Desert After Rain

Puddle in a boulder
We got several hours worth of rain beginning early evening last night.  The storm left a significant amount of moisture in the air, and this morning it was readily apparent.  Although it felt slightly cool at the start, I had to remove my jacket and hike in a short-sleeve shirt after one particularly strenuous climb.  When Becca and I came upon JC he had his vest unzipped and was commenting on the high humidity.  The ten Porta Potties pictured here are in preparation for the annual Our Lady of Guadalupe pilgrimage to the top of Tortugas Mountain tomorrow at sunrise.
Getting ready for the Tortugas Mountain pilgrimage
Becca on a bathroom break

Scratch that itch

Humidity haze

Lots of moisture in the air

Heading back toward Tortugas before looping away again

Rugged desert floor

Further west of the Tortoise

Time to cross through an arroyo

Same arroyo, opposite direction

Closing in on Tortugas

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I think it's unusual for it to be rainy and humid this time of year.

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