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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Demolition on the Mount

The university is tearing down the two-dome observatory on the mountain
The sign in the first image, which blew over in yesterday's high winds, indicates that construction will be starting atop Tortugas Mountain and lasting for two months.  The university will be demolishing the two-dome observatory up there as well as another building.  If you have any interest in reading about the history of the two observatories at the top (one of which will be preserved and renovated) you can copy and paste the following link.
Impatient to get going

Coming down from the high foothills

Two-dome observatory visible on top of Tortugas (left)

Searching for critters ahead of the Packrat

We're not going that way

Heading back

Through a small Ocotillo forest

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I can tell that more and more of the ocotillos are browning out as the red fades.

Grand View--Not

Early morning moon A man and woman were just starting down the Bridal Veil Falls Trail when we rolled into the Grand View Trail parking lot....