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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Wintry Day

Sky at start
That cold front that blew in yesterday delivered on its promise of wintry conditions.  Becca and I had to bundle up for a morning trek west of Tortugas Mountain.  We saw absolutely nobody trekking in the desert, but upon our return to the car at the trailhead our pal, Jimmy, was just pulling up.  Becca was already in the back of the RAV4, but she went bonkers to get at her buddy the J-Man.  I had to power the back window down so she could greet him.  And then, tripling her good fortune, JC and Olivia pulled in, parked their car, and came over to say hello.  Becca was ecstatic.  She and I pulled away as Jimmy, JC and Olivia were heading out on a hike together.
Grey day in the upper foothills

Organ Mountains (left) and Franklin Mountains

Franklin Mountains near El Paso

We could get rain and/or snow tonight

Tortugas and the Organs

Yuccas on the steep slope of Tortugas, Organ Mountains behind

Southern section of the Organs

Rugged area for bushwhacking

Curve in the road

Touch of sand

Wintry day in the northern Chihuahuan Desert

Soaptree Yucca and Creosote Bushes

Organ Mountains under a grey sky

Northwest side of Tortugas

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I like the photo "Touch of Sand." Your black-and-white experiments are always worthwhile.

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