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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Day After the Storm

Rock quarry in Tortugas's northern foothills
It was still very cold this morning, and windy, but not as windy as yesterday.  Today Becca and I had intermittent sunshine, so that served to war things up a bit, and we didn't have to suffer through waves of rain and snow.  Getting wet on a chilly day is never much fun.  We didn't see anybody in the outback while we were there, but just as we were about to leave for home our buddy Jimmy pulled up next to us in his truck.  He got out and came over to our car to say hello to Becca, who was going nuts for a chance to greet her pal the J-man.
On the northern flank of Tortugas Mountain

As high as we got today

Heading down to the lower desert.

Looking back up the trail we just descended

An expansive view of the Chihuahuan Desert

On the road around the mountain

Just off the road around the mountain

The flank of Tortugas and the Organ Mountains

Snowy Organs

Let's inspect this a bit more closely

Closeup of the Organ Mountains

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Beautiful photos of the snowy Organs. I'm glad it wasn't quite as cold and windy as it was yesterday.

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