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Friday, November 11, 2016

Due Giorni Piu

Small yucca forest
Although it was supposed to be cooler this morning the higher humidity made for warmer-feeling conditions.  I removed my hooded jacket less than a half mile into the hike.  Then even the long-sleeve shirt I was wearing felt a bit too warm.  Rolled-up sleeves helped alleviate the problem, though.  I saw only one other hiker out there this morning:  a woman headed around the mountain on the loop road.

After lunch both yesterday and today I took Becca for a short car ride.  These rides have had the effect of making her more eager to accompany me on treks in the morning.  Fortunately her hiatus has only two days remaining.
Torrey Yuccas in a row

I hadn't planned on having a yucca theme

Dead tree shadow in an arroyo

Good hill for climbing

Peculiar cloud

Far west of Tortugas and the Organs

Large arroyo

Prickly pals:  Hedgehog (left) and Prickly Pear Cactus

Hard to believe:  mid-November and they're still flowering

Just hanging on

Interesting rock

Barrel Cactus fruit

The long view

Ocotillo, mountain, cloud, sky

Desert Marigolds

The dirt road I'm heading for

Paperflowers still blooming

Last tangle in pairs

Fewer clouds than yesterday, but higher humidity today

Different cloud types at different elevations


Becca licking her chops after eating a ChewLotta

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Amazing that there are still flowers blooming. And that's a funny photo of Becca licking her chops.

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