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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Hot and a Tad Humid

Here we go into the foothills again
An extra-early start this morning didn't spare us from the heat because there were zero clouds to provide much-needed shade and no wind to encourage evaporative cooling.  With that in mind Becca and I did only a moderately-long hike west of Tortugas Mountain.  We had quite a few encounters with mountain bikers and joggers who were out enjoying the heat; and we were surprised to find the Sunset Area parking lot almost completely full when we got back to the trailhead after a hot trek.  Apparently some outdoor enthusiasts not only like the heat, but revel in it.
Hot-air ballooning on a hot morning

Chihuahuan Flax

Chihuahuan Flax

Chihuahuan Flax

Rain Lily seed pods

Rough Menodora

Rough Menodora

Rough Menodora (slightly different perspective)

Apache Plume

Apache Plume and guest

Must be some good pollen

Apache Plume

Mama Gambel's Quail and chicks

Mom, Pop and kids

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