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Friday, January 5, 2018

Another Bud Bonanza

Clouds over the flank of Tortugas
As we were climbing back up the single-track on the west side of Tortugas this morning we saw our buddy Jimmy waiting for us.  He was standing perfectly still, and, at first, Becca wasn't sure who it was.  Then she realized it was her good bud so she ran over to greet him.  We talked for a good twenty minutes before parting company.  When we were nearly back to the final leg of our trek we saw JC and Olivia waiting for us, and we all walked back to the cars together, where we palavered for a good fifteen or twenty minutes.  These encounters with our hiking pals really make Becca's day.
Early morning west of Tortugas Mountain

Part of Las Cruces, New Mexico and Picacho "Peak"

Morning moon

Further west of Tortugas


Morning moon through gauzy clouds

Becca enjoying herself

Awesome Torrey Yucca

Observatory atop Tortugas Mountain (hiker at left)

Approaching the mountain again

Peeking out of the bobsled run

Tortugas and the Organ

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

What a treat to have an invigorating hike, take some excellent photos, and also get to see friends.

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