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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Century Mark

This morning's moon
Becca and I got a really early start this morning in order to beat the heat again.  Today we're supposed to surpass the century mark for the first time:  101F (38C).  It's already 85F here at 10:41 a.m.  We were wise starting early because we didn't overheat much during our 90-minute trek, making sure to take frequent shade/water breaks.  Additionally there was a slight breeze that helped with evaporative cooling.  All things considered we had a very successful hike in the rapidly heating northern Chihuahuan Desert.
One hot dog

Slightly off trail

Mormon Tea, Ocotillo, Creosote Bush, Mountain

Mormon Tea

Whitethorn Acacia

Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus

Also called "Strawberry Pitaya"

More Whitethorn Acacia

The same Whitethorn Acacia

Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Glad it wasn't too hot for you and Becca. I really like the photo of the Mormon tea, ocotillo, and creosote plants.

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