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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Big Winds

East of Tortugas Mountain
The winds in High Rolls were horrendous during the overnight hours, and they carried over into the morning.  It rained during the night, and a few snow pellets were falling when I took Becca out after first light.  Dr. K and I decided the hiking was going to be an ordeal in the Sacramentos, so we packed up and headed for the lower desert where we did a short hike on the east side of Tortugas Mountain.  Back home now, and the winds are still bad, but bearable.
Organ Mountains

Closer look

Weather-battered Barrel Cactus

Looking back at Tortugas

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

The desert is still very brown, unlike the high country.

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