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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Frigid Trek

Sunset last night
We awoke to a slight dusting of snow this morning, but the major issue was the wind.  It was supposed to abate overnight, but it was strong this morning.  Because the temperature was just below freezing during our hike, the gusty conditions made for an unpleasant trek despite fairly abundant sunshine.  We did the entire length of the Grand View Trail nonetheless; we left straight from there for the lower desert, where it's also quite windy.  Lows in the Las Cruces area will be in the mid-20s for most of the week.
Dusting of snow

Where the snow stops and Becca begins

Smattering of snow in Haynes Canyon

Moseying along the Grand View again

Looking down into the Tularosa Basin

Clouds tell the story of the wind

Hiking the high desert

White Sands on the horizon

Much more blue sky this morning

Catching up with Dr. K

Pleasant vista

Sumac leaves

Becca is enjoying her high country trek

Down a wide section of the trail

Try to keep up, will you?

Sun-dappled mountains

Old railroad bed, part of the New Mexico Rails-to-Trails reclamation

Heading back to the trailhead

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

We saw a couple of beautiful sunsets while we were in the High Country. Great photos, Packrat.

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