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Monday, December 26, 2016

The Down Low to the Up High

Early start in the lower desert
Becca and I did a moderately-long hike west of Tortugas Mountain this morning before heading home to finish packing for a Sacramento Mountains trip with Dr. K.  Now we're all up in the high country where Becca had the good fortune of playing for a while with her buddies Champ, Cowboy and Gage.  There was the slightest trace of snow up here, and a bit of snow and ice on the stairs leading into our place.  Since we were here a month ago there's been an inch-and-a-half of precipitation.
Along the squiggly trail

Long view across the Chihuahuan Desert

Heavy travel day

At the crest of the upper foothills

Unparallel construction

Pausing to reconnoiter

Interesting contrail

Strange contrails over the mountain

Mule Deer track

How to recharge in the middle of the desert

Contrails turning into clouds

Exploring our driveway in High Rolls

Our nondescript pumphouse

Dr. K

Dr. K and Becca going down our mountain road

You going to let me in or what?

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

A busy day, first in the desert and then in the mountains, all of it beautiful.

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