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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Warm Days, Cool Nights

Just after sunrise
It was about 60F when Becca and I hit the trail west of Tortugas Mountain this morning, and we're heading for a high of about 80F.  Yesterday we reached only 74F.  We've arrived at the time of year when the daytime temperatures rise to the mid-eighties then drop at night into the mid- to low-fifties.  It's a time of year that I really like temperature wise because I can break out a jacket or light anorak at the start of each long trek and then remove it by the halfway point or before.
Barrel Cactus fruit looks like a small pineapple

Scouting the territory

Sky over the high foothills

Some type of drill bit must have made this quarter-sized impression

Doesn't look it, but we're on the western slope of Tortugas

Seed pods of the White-thorn Acacia

Cutleaf Globe Berry

Cutleaf or Slimlobe Globe Berry is a member of the cucumber family

Checking for critters or other outdoor enthusiasts

Misty mountains

Tortugas and the Organs

West of Tortugas

Same view sans yucca

Looking toward old El Paso

Close in to the mountain

About a quarter way to the saddle

Wooly Paperflowers again

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

The cutleaf globe berry looks like it should be in the tomato family, not the cucumber family. It looks good enough to eat.

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....