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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Just Hanging Around

Starting out
It was too crowded on and around the mountain this morning, and Becca and I had quite a few encounters with other outdoor enthusiasts before we headed into the desert far west of the Tortoise.  There the only person we saw was the paraglider pictured below.  This is the third time we've seen him gliding near Tortugas Mountain, and I must admit it looks like a lot of fun.  As I pointed out previously, though, since the paramotor weighs anywhere being 45 and 90 pounds I don't think it would be a comfortable experience prior to takeoff.
Ocotillos have gotten a second life

Road around Tortugas

Becca spots something I never see

West of the Tortoise

This road takes you back to Tortugas and around to the Organ Mountains

Large Prickly Pear pad

Ocotillos have leafed out again in the cool, rainy weather

A forest of Ocotillos


I have photographed this paraglider before

I've even seen him make a perfect landing with his aircraft

This gives an idea of the motorized fan he carries on his back

Bye bye

Dense foilage

Heading back

Closing in on the mountain

The large Soaptree Yucca reminds me of a Kachina

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Because of all of the recent rain, the desert looks almost green again.

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