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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Another Rainy Desert Day

Looking at Tortugas Mountain from a ridge to the west
It was already sprinkling when Becca and I set off for the mountain this morning, though the rain wasn't supposed to start until 1:30 p.m.  Fortunately we didn't really get wet during our trek, just got spat upon a bit.  We enjoyed a fairly long gloomy day hike, during which we ran into nobody.  We did see a few other hearty outdoorspeople west of the mountain, but we never approached any of them close enough to exchange even a wave hello.  Have you ever noticed that you can wave to a friend or acquaintance across a vast distance, but you'd never consider doing that for a stranger.  This last just one of many significant insights I've had over the years. :D
Geothermal Road

Threat of heavier rain

In the desert we practically always welcome rain

Clouds rolling over the Organs

This is how it looked during our entire trek

Becca doesn't care if she gets sprinkled on

Just don't pour on me, please

Gloomy, but beautiful

U.S.A. 2018

Pretty bad to the south

Looking not so bleak to the north

Just a smidge of clearing

Spoke too soon

Does this yucca resemble The Grinch?

Ocotillos turning yellow and brown

Headed back up the mountain

Catch up, will you?

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I like the photo of the clouds rolling over the Organs. It's been a pretty dreary autumn day here in the desert.

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