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Friday, February 2, 2018

Fake Memo Friday

This morning's moon
Becca and I got a really early start on our trek this morning, staying on the west side of the mountain as we clung to the upper foothills trail before dropping into the lower desert.  We encountered a man and woman hiking with their German Shepherd, a threesome we often see out in this section of the Chihuahuan Desert; they're always very pleasant in their morning greetings.  We also had the pleasure of bumping into our buddy Jimmy just as we were getting back to our car.  I had Becca on the leash, and she nearly ripped my arm off at the shoulder running to greet him.  Jimmy is by far her favorite hiker pal.
Sky at start

Becca doing her normal scouting routine

One view of the trail to the sky

Almost to the upper foothills

Contrail clouds

Mounds of Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus

View of Tortugas's west side from the high foothills

Down to the lower desert

Barren Soaptree Yucca flower stalks

Crazy Ocotillo

Smudgy contrail clouds

What's doing that to the clouds--wind?

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

We're having another mild winter day, with a bit of wind--is this it for winter this year?

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