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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Midweek Trek

Sky at start
Becca and I got a really early start on our trek west of Tortugas Mountain this morning; in fact it was so early that the temperature was still 25F.  Good thing there was no wind.  I wore the hood up on my coat and gloves for a good quarter of the hike.  But things warmed after that; we're headed for a high of 56F.  There weren't many outdoor enthusiast about, but we did run into a woman and her husband hiking with their German Shepherd.  We see them fairly often, a quite friendly bunch.  They wished us a Happy New Year, and we wished them all one in return.  Well, at least I did.  Becca and the Shepherd just eyed one another.
Becca headed to the upper foothills

Sky over the Organs from the high foothills of Tortugas Mountain

Sun through clouds over the Organ Mountains

Road west

Becca on that road

Hilly area west of Tortugas Mountain

A little closer look

Becca crossing the Crosscut Trail

Looking up a small arroyo that flows out of Tortugas Mountain

Up close and personal with the road around Tortugas

An arroyo runs through it

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Beautiful photos of the early morning sky. That's one benefit of hiking so early in the morning.

Hump Day Hawk

Tortugas and the Organs We got a fairly early start this morning so it wasn't hot at all:  62F.  The cloud cover helped the temperature ...