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Thursday, December 7, 2017


Picacho Peak at left
It was chilly this morning when Becca and I hit the trail west of Tortugas Mounting (37F), but it didn't feel too cold because there wasn't much of a breeze.  We ran into our buddy Jimmy in the upper foothills and spent a short time with him.  When we got home I had to go to Discount Tires to get new rubber on the RAV4.  Right after lunch I noticed that some snow had accumulated on the Organ Mountains, so Becca and I headed out to take some photos.  By then we were getting snow flurries, high wind and lower temperatures.  The few times we got out of the car so I could shoot some photos we froze our butts off.  Tonight is supposed to get quite cold, down into the lower 20s.
Rocky trail

Gnarly Ocotillo branches

Someone's been munching the Prickly Pear pads

Becca, a swarm of Ocotillos and a yucca

Looked pretty threatening at times

Stayed heavily overcast for the entire trek

There's a dog in this photo

Becca leading the way

Just how many photos are you going to take?

Headed back to Tortugas

The only minor break in the clouds

Headed out to the Organs to see how much snow they got

Nothing in the lower elevations, but a hint higher up

The way into Dripping Springs Natural Area, OMDPNM

Further up the road

Clouds obscure the view

The visitors center is up that way

Rugged territory

The snow accumulated higher up

Closer look at the snow

The clouds are supposed to clear tonight

We're headed for a low of 22F

More of the same

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I like those photos of Dripping Springs and the clouds descending from the mountains. Spooky and beautiful at the same time.

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