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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Near Side Norm

Tic-tac-toe rock
Becca and I headed over to the Sunset side of Tortugas Mountain this morning and did a near-normal hike.  She seems to be doing well during our recent treks, and I'm keeping a watchful eye on her.  We saw a few outdoor enthusiasts on and about the mountain, but we only had one close encounter of the third kind just as we were starting off from the parking area.  It was an absolutely beautiful morning, but our local meteorologists warn of an impending cold front that's going to lower temperatures significantly; that forecast is why I gave Becca a bath after we got back from our hike.  She's squeaky clean now--well, not exactly squeaky clean, but clean.  I took her for an afternoon ride for the first time in quite a while, and she enjoyed it thoroughly.
Bewick's Wren


Seeking shade

Mountain biking the high desert

This and the next two:  relaxing in the shadow of a yucca

Can't get a pad in edgewise

West of Tortugas

Still hanging on in mid-November

Flank of Tortugas and the Organs

Soaptree Yucca

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I can't help but marvel at the bizarre shapes of some of the Soaptree Yucca. It's so nice that Becca is healing quickly.

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