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Sunday, March 4, 2018

The Word is Out

West of the Organ Mountains in OMDPNM
The word obviously has gotten out about the campground at the Sierra Vista Trail Norte in Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument.  We have never seen it as crowded with RVs (both large and small) and five or six tents pitched in various locations.  Of course the weather has been so beautiful of late it's not really surprising to find this many outdoor enthusiasts taking advantage of the primitive camping spots.  Despite the crowded campground we had only one encounter out on the trail, a pleasant meeting with the two mountain bikers pictured below.
Four Barrels

What's Becca staring at?

Becca's staring at these mountain bikers who just passed us

Heading up one of the single-tracks in OMDPNM

Barrel Cacti and other desert flora


Mountain bikers in the magnificent national monument

Sotols (Dasylirion wheeleri) left & center, & Banana Yucca (Yucca baccata)

Barrel Cacti

The rugged Organ Mountains

There's actually a route up that rugged face to the Needle

Almost at the end of this section of single-track

Dr. K and Becca

Becca and me

Looking southeasterly

Stopping to look back

Steep cliffs


1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Packrat, that's a great photo of you and Becca. It's clear that both of you are happy to be hiking.

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