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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Hump-Day Bushwhack

Parallax effect #1
Becca and I didn't plan on bushwhacking this morning, but when we reached Geothermal Road we decided to cut across the desert to get where we were going instead of trekking down the road and across the Lineworker practice grounds to get south of the area.  It was a pleasant change, allowing us to pass through a section we hadn't explored before.  I was surprised to come across an old New Mexico license plate that had been registered eleven years ago.  The plate looked in pretty good shape, so I wondered if it really had been out in the elements all those years.  We saw several other outdoor enthusiasts this morning, including Tracey and her dog, George.  Becca and I were trekking up a ridge line above them when I greeted the two.  Here's how the conversation went.  "Hi Tracey, how are you?"  "Fine, Bob.  Hi, Becca."  "Hi, George."  I said, "Have a nice day."  Tracey said, "You, too."  George and Becca exchanged no greetings, but they stared at each other for quite a while.
Parallax effect #2

Trail back to the Sunset Area


Distant yucca seen through the twins

Soaptree Yucca head

Steep arroyo

Gorge created by rain runoff

Looking down a steep hell

Same view as above, slightly different perspective

One trail up the west side of the mountain

Becca spots Tracey and her dog, George

Becca wishes we were down on the trail Tracy and George are hiking

Nearly dead Hedgehog

Casting a long shadow

Hedgehog Cactus

Surprised to find this license plate registered eleven years ago

Becca enjoys bushwhacking

Yucca and Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus

Two-headed Torrey Yucca

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I'm glad you and Becca got to see a new part of this area. I wonder how that license plate got there?

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