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Monday, July 16, 2018

Steamy Trek

Cholla flower
We got a little rain late last night, and it must have rained overnight as well because everything was quite wet this morning when Becca and I headed out.  Not only was it wet, though, the humidity was extremely high, and the weather conditions for our hike can only be described as "steamy."  Add to that discomfort a blazing sun and little breeze and you have a recipe for a miserable trek in the northern Chihuahuan Desert.  That's it in a nutshell.
Still on lead

Recent rains have chewed the trail up pretty good

Torrey Yucca blocking the sun

Just off Geothermal Road

How's this for camouflage?  Horned Lizard

Tortugas (left) and the Organ Mountains

Talk about a wide arroyo

Break time

Huge Ocotillo and a midsize Torrey Yucca

Some raindrops from last night still cling to Ocotillo leaves

Becca headed back on the new trail

A little closer look at hiker girl

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Packrat, even though it was a miserable hike, you still took some excellent photos.

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