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Friday, February 19, 2016

Trekking Convention

Headed up around that Torrey Yucca in the distance
There wasn't really a convention out in the desert this morning, but Becca and I did run into quite a few people, some that Becca was really glad to encounter.  On our inbound leg, at the first main intersection of two trails, we bumped into JC, Olivia and Jimmy who were engaged in discussion.  After they greeted the Beckster we all started gabbing when a man and woman coming down the wider trail stopped to talk to us.  The man was the 90-year-old father of the woman, and we expressed delight that he was out hiking on such a beautiful morning.  The woman and her father were dog lovers, and they petted and flattered Becca with "pretty girl" compliments.  After those two headed back toward the cars two other people walked by and stopped briefly to say hello and to comment on Becca, who was, by then, lying down in the shade.  So, all in all, it was quite a good day for Becca, meeting friends and strangers alike.  
Through a deep gully, past another Torrey Yucca toward the high foothills

Then down the single-track into the lower desert

A look at the sky over Tortugas and the Organs

Interesting cloud over Tortugas Mountain

A large Torrey Yucca with the Organ Mountains as backdrop

Closing in on the yucca

Long-range view of the flank of Tortugas (left) and the Organs

Prickly Pear Cactus

Tortugas and the Organs

Looking southeast over the Organ Mountains

A line of buggy whips

Part of the City of the Crosses

Desert Cottontail

2 comments:

Dr. K said...

I'm not surprised that Becca has so many admirers. What's not to love?

packrat said...

Indeed, Dr. K. :)

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