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Friday, September 21, 2018

Cool, Breezy and Humid

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Becca and I did a longer hike on the west side of Tortugas Mountain this morning, and when we were nearly done we ran into our friend Jimmy who had parked his truck and walked an eighth mile out of his way just to greet us; he was headed for a hike on the far side of Geothermal Road.  An awfully kind gesture on his part; we hadn't seen each other in perhaps two weeks or more.  We had a good long gab while we walked back to the vehicles, extending the palaver even more while Becca waited in the back of my CR-V, impatient to get on the road to head home where a certain treat was waiting for her.
In the shadow of Tortugas

Yuccas

Blackfoot Daisies

Recent rains have caused Feather Dalea (Dalea formosa) to bloom again

Blackfoot Daisies

Fog at the base of Picacho Peak

Part of Las Cruces and the foggy Robledo Mountains

West of the mountain

Sandy area in the foothills

Foothills west of Tortugas Mountain

Scouting the territory

Velvety Nerisyrenia

Break

Watchful eye

New Mexico water tank

Those are the Franklin Mountains on the horizon

Artsy Chinchweed

Artsy Hairy False Goldenaster

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I like the photos of the fog at the base of the mountain.

High, High Humidity

Too hot to hike 72F at the start of our hike, which isn't too bad, but the humidity was sky high; it made for an unpleasant trek. Dr. K,...