Even though I had to run errands this morning--shopping for groceries and other supplies--Becca and I did a long hike west of the mountain. We were able to do that because of a really early start. Weather conditions were near perfect: 38 F with little wind and a sunny sky. Things are supposed to turn ugly later today, though, as we're under a high-wind warning for this afternoon, tonight and tomorrow. That means a high probability of blowing dust and sand, which is always unpleasant in the desert Southwest.