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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Getting Toasty With It

The cold shoulder
It was already in the mid-40s when Becca and I hit the trail this morning; it was warm enough for me to remove my light jacket after a half mile of hiking.  We're headed for a high of 76F today and near 80F tomorrow.  But a Sunday cold front is supposed to drop temps back into the 60s.  On the final leg of our trek this morning we had the good fortune of meeting Luke and Leia, 10-month-old brother-and-sister Huskies, who were very friendly and loved playing with Becca.  The woman owner said she always had to let the dogs run free for the first part of the hike because they were too energetic to rein in.  I could see that, but they were pretty well behaved for puppies.
Receding yuccas

Tortugas Mountain's high-elevation cactus garden

Becca in the upper foothills on a sunny morn

The trail from the upper foothills to here

A deep ravine

Enough with the pics already

Typical northern Chihuahuan Desert scene

Parenthetical clouds

Next year's Christmas tree

Northwest of the mountains

Large Torrey Yucca

Springtime for Ocotillos

A fur piece west of the mountains

Having trouble IDing this beauty

Doña Ana Mountains

The long view of Tortugas and the Organ Mountains

Three-headed Torrey Yucca

Another big Torrey Yucca on the western slope of Tortugas Mountain

Large, round mound of Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus


1 comment:

Dr. K said...

That photo of the ocotillo blossom against the blue sky is beautiful. I bet those huskie puppies are adorable.

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