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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Winter Storm Warning

What we woke up to this morning
It rained off and on all night yesterday, and it was still raining this morning when we got up; so our normally-early hike on the Grand View Trail was delayed until 12:30.  Consulting the satellite radar just after noon I saw that we had approximately a two hour window of opportunity to get a hike in.  We left right after lunch--even though we don't like hiking on a full stomach--and were able to do a complete trek without even getting sprinkled on.  Just as soon as we got back, though, it started raining--and it's been raining ever since.  We may decide to leave the mountains early tomorrow morning because we're under a winter storm warning, and we're not in the mood to deal with a 4-to-8-inch snow accumulation.
Just getting going on the Grand View Trail

High desert and mountains

Rails-to-Trails ramada

False alarm:  no critters over there

Hedgehog Cactus out of rock

Adverse weather conditions

Happiest hiker on the Grand View Trail

Sacramento Mountains, High Rolls, New Mexico
Dark butte and the Tularosa Basin

Fall foliage of the Three-Leaf Sumac

Sotol in autumn

Heading back

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

The cloud-covered vistas were especially striking today.

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