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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Warmup

Beyond the homes a temperature inversion below the Juarez Mountains
Although it was 26 degrees Fahrenheit when we first went outside this morning the desert felt quite warm by the time Becca and I got out to Tortugas Mountain later; in fact, I had to take off a layer of clothing halfway through our trek.  It was toasty enough for a group of us--Jimmy, JC, Olivia, Becca and me--to stand around shooting the breeze after we all got back to the Sunset Area trailhead.  Well, you know that Becca wasn't shooting the breeze, she was barking it.
Pack leader

Colorful autumn has given way to shades of winter

Brambles of leafless Ocotillos

Hilly desert west of Tortugas Mountain

3 comments:

Scott said...

Packrat: Cool and windy here in the northern Piedmont today, with a high temperature right about normal (49 F). We're supposed to have temperatures in the low- to mid-50s and lots of sunshine each day for the next week--which is just fine by me!

packrat said...

Scott: We're supposed to be 63 and sunny tomorrow, low of 35. Not too shabby. :)

Dr. K said...

The weather was nice today, but there was a lot of smog in El Paso (where I work).

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....