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Friday, April 8, 2016

Surprisingly-Long Hike

I can't find this plant even though I've IDd it on this blog in the past
It rained on and off during the night, and it was still coming down fairly hard this morning when I let Becca into the backyard to do her business.  After consulting the radar map on I decided on an upcoming doughnut hole as our best chance to get in a short hike.  As it turned out Becca and I were able to get in a normally-long trek, although we did get sprinkled upon for about two-thirds of the way, and the last eighth of a mile we were rained on a bit harder.  Nevertheless, we enjoyed ourselves immensely.
Ocotillo flowers against a rainy-grey sky

More Ocotillo flowers

Down to the low desert

Clouds rolling over the Organ Mountains

Ménage à trois fail

Rainy day in the desert

Getting darker

Raining over the mountains

Baboon face in a Soaptree Yucca

Wet road on Mars

A soaked Chihuahuan Desert


Buggy Whips in bloom

Getting muddy paws

Hiking under light rain


Dr. K said...

In that second photo the ocotillo flowers against the grey sky look like birds just taking off from the desert floor.

packrat said...

Good eye, Dr. K. :)

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....