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Friday, January 11, 2019

Quick High Country Trip

Ms. Happy Hiker
Becca and I cut our morning hike short so we could return home in a timely fashion and finish packing for a quick weekend trip to our place in the high country.  We were a little worried about what weather conditions would be like up here, but there was only a trace of the big snow that fell on December 28th.  Everything is incredibly muddy, though, as you might guess from the image of our Jeep tire below.  That's not likely to change until there's abundant sunshine here.  We've got a few things to take care of around our property, including reading the water meter so we can provide our quarterly report to the State Engineer's Office.  We plan to get in a few hikes as well.
Torrey Yucca and the city of Las Cruces

Torrey Yuccas

Deep arroyo

West of the mountain

Another shot west of Tortugas Mountain

Taking the long view

Getting ahead of the pack

Deep arroyo alongside the trail

Raindrops on juniper

Cloudy in the Sacramentos

Quite muddy in the high country

Who's peeking out that lower left window?

It's Becca looking out

Occasional blue sky up here

A look up Haynes Canyon

A tad frosty in the high country

Closer look

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I really like "Raindrops on Juniper." It's good to be up here in the high country, even for a short trip.

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