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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Cloudy Morn

Sky at start
Becca and I got an early start on a cloudy morning here in the northern Chihuahuan Desert.  It remained well overcast for the entire trek, and even though the temperature was in the low 40s it felt colder because of a persistent breeze.  We didn't see many outdoor enthusiasts on or around the mountain, but we did have a brief encounter with a woman running with her dog, both on opposite ends of a leash.  We extended our hike by a mile or so in hopes of seeing some wildlife in the outback, but, with the exception of a few rabbits, we saw no notable critters.
Ever vigilant

Across the Rio Grande

Bishop Cap in the Organ Mountains and the Franklin Mountains (right)

Distant view of the Organs

Soaptree Yuccas along the road leading west

A lone Torrey Yucca

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I really like the 4th photo, with the sunlight low on the mountain breaking through the clouds.

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