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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Twenty-Degree Start

Just getting going on the Sierra Vista Trail
It was cold (20 F) when Dr. K, Becca and I headed out on the Sierra Vista Trail this morning.  The sun ameliorated the cold somewhat, but a persistent breeze kept things pretty chilly.  Nevertheless, we did a long hike on one of our favorite trails, which skirts along the western face of the Organ Mountains about ten miles east of Las Cruces, New Mexico.  We saw not one other soul on the trail, but when we got back to the parking lot a man and a woman in a black pickup truck were just leaving.  They must have done a short hike on the Sierra Norte Trail.
Dr. K and Becca

Packrat and Becca

A home near the Organ Mountains (center right)

The single-track back

Don't pilfer plants

Tortugas Mountain, where we usually hike

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

A cold but sunny desert morning.

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