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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Another Sub-Freezing Night

Becca and I hit the trail west of Tortugas Mountain at 8 this morning, and we did a longer hike along the west side and up into the high foothills; then we climbed to the road and followed it back.  We saw a few vehicles in the parking lot (both coming and going), but there weren't many outdoor enthusiasts today--perhaps because of the cold temps.  The meteorologist on KTSM said we were dipping to a low of 19F, and we hit 18F the night before.  Pretty darned cold for the desert, although the Chihuahuan is a high desert that can get pretty chilly during the wintertime.  Today's redeeming feature was the brilliant sunshine, which kept both Becca and me warm enough.
Can't see my way out of here

Chest deep in shadow

Tres amigos:  Devil's Head, Strawberry Hedgehog and Ocotillo

In the upper foothills

Steep Tortugas

This and the next:  single-track trail through the desert


Old experimental tower

No high dive in the desert

West slope of Tortugas

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I like the black-and-white photo of the decaying experimental tower--you're right, it does look weirdly like a diving board.

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