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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Sierra Vista GPS Hike

GPS track of our hike on Sierra Vista Trail (Norte)
Dr. K, Becca and I got a fairly early start on a morning trek in Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument.  We chose the Sierra Vista Trail (Norte) and hiked from the area of the Soledad Rocks down to the high point that later drops down to Black Mountain.  We chose to cut the trek short at that point and head back in order to ensure that we weren't doing anything too strenuous for Becca; we saw her gimping a few times and we didn't want to chance an injury.

She seems fine now, satisfied with the 2.5-mile hike we got in this morning.  There were other people out on this fine Sunday in the desert, a hiker, several mountain bikers, and, just as we were getting back to the trailhead, a guy hiking with his 12-year-old dog he said was friendly.  The smile on her face when she saw Becca confirmed the man's pronouncement.
A little jog over to Soledad Rocks (004)

Soledad Rocks

Primrose

Part of the Organ Mountains peeking over the Soledad Rocks

Soledad Rocks and the Organ Mountains (far left)

More of the Soledad Rocks

Organ Mountains

Looking across to the Doña Ana Mountains

The Beckster

Quick look back at the way we've just come

Whoa!

Do we have to go down there?

Organ Mountains

Organs again

Utility road

Sotol

Sotol (slightly different perspective)

Organ Mountains

Closer look at the Organs

Distant mountain biker

Same utility road further out

Headed back #1

Headed back #2

Looking west from the Sierra Vista Trail

Headed back #3

Organ Mountain Primrose

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

The angle of some of these photos show the ruggedness of the Organs, as well as their beauty.

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