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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Much Needed Rain

Rainy start
It rained slightly before Becca and I left home for a morning trek, and we hoped (or at least I did) to get in a decently long hike before it started again.  We were able to do just that, though we did get spat upon a few times (just a light sprinkle).  We ran into a guy named Don and his dog Clover, the latter a one-year-old Becca lookalike.  We've run into them before.  Don showed me a photo on his phone of his brother's dog--the brother who lives in Indianapolis--and his dog looks like Becca, too.  What a coincidence.  Toward the end of our trek we bumped into JC and Olivia; they were just starting out, hoping to get in a hike before the rain began again.
Following a slightly wet trail

Edge of Tortugas (left) and the Organ Mountains

Maybe ten miles from here to there

Gap between the Organ Mountains (left) and the Franklin Mountains

Road to the ridge

The lone yucca

Rainy day desert

Long, wet dirt road

Through an Ocotillo jungle

Soaptree Yucca and Ocotillo



Mountains in the rain

Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)

Heading down the ridge

Anybody else about?

Trail up the west side of Tortugas Mountain

JC and Olivia from about a quarter mile away

Barn (lower right) at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum

Olivia and JC from a fur piece

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Clover reminds me how energetic Becca was when she was younger--she was quite a handful.

Grand View--Not

Early morning moon A man and woman were just starting down the Bridal Veil Falls Trail when we rolled into the Grand View Trail parking lot....