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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Uneventful Trek

Becca always spots somebody on the mountain road
Becca and I did a moderately-long, uneventful hike this morning west of Tortugas Mountain.  We got a really early start so we were able to hike in the shadow of the mountain for quite a distance.  On our way back we saw our buddy Gregg hiking on the road to the crest.  We yelled greetings to one another before going our separate ways.  Earlier we encountered that runner pictured below, and we ran into him a second time as we were finishing up our final leg.  He had jogged around the entire mountain and was heading west down Geothermal Road.
A very early start

Enjoying the shade

A runner in the northern Chihuahuan Desert

Shadow of Tortugas

Bishop Cap on the horizon

Devil's Claw

Something's stirring out yonder

Looking this way and  . . .

. . . that

I'm guessing "large dog"

Hurrying ahead for a break

Nipple Beehive Cactus blooming for the sixth time

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

It's amazing that the nipple beehive cactus is blooming again--I guess that's because we've had a lot of rain. Very pretty flowers.

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