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Monday, December 7, 2015

Three Below Freezing

Looking up at an enormous Torrey Yucca
It was 29 degrees Fahrenheit when Becca and I hit the trail this morning, and the only people we saw for two-thirds of the hike were workers driving two separate pickups to the top of Tortugas Mountain.  The two-dome observatory and the AT&T building have been demolished already.  We ran into JC and Olivia near the ramshackle shack near the road up the mountain, and we walked back to the trailhead with them, gabbing all the way as if we had a full storehouse of interesting ideas to discuss.
Squiggling ahead

The sun's up, but it hasn't reached here yet

Waiting for yet another photo op

Far to the west of Tortugas

Creosote Bushes in a large arroyo

Jogging up a steep hill with his dog

Leafless Ocotillo

Not really in the brambles

Climbing a high hill

Becca may be looking at the guy jogging with his dog

Further west of the mountains

Zooming in

Soaptree Yucca

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I like your first photo, of the torrey yucca--nice perspective.

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