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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Desert Fog

Cloudy and foggy to the east
Dr. K, Becca and I hit the Sierra Vista Trail south alongside the Organ Mountains this morning, and we were surprised to find fog and low-hanging clouds there.  A light breeze kept the fog coming in and going out, but it was an eerily pleasant sensation.  When the clouds obscured the sun on occasion we felt chilly, but it was sunny most of the way.  Temperature-wise it was an almost perfect day for a long hike.  We only encountered three people out there:  a runner and two other trekkers.
Relatively clear to the north

Soledad Rocks and the Organ Mountains

Sierra Vista Trail

Apache Plume

Crossing a rocky arroyo

Utility row

Foggy conditions in the high desert

Very narrow arroyo west of the Organs

Becca getting way ahead of the gang

Waiting patiently for two pokey humans

Heading back on the Sierra Vista Trail

Sun-blemished, but I like the image

Dr. K and Becca

Heading back toward the mountains

I think this is Abert's Wild Buckwheat

A spider web filled with dew

Fog and low clouds to the south

And, again, clear in the north

Low-hanging clouds in the Organ Mountains

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

The spider web filled with dew is such an unusual sight--it looks so delicate and fragile.

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