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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Down About Heading Down

One last look at Haynes Canyon before leaving the high country
Dr. K, Becca and I headed out really early for a morning trek on the Grand View Trail.  The weather was perfect:  brilliant sunshine and very little wind.  We ran into only a woman hiking with her dog during our entire 90-minute trek.  After a wonderful outing we headed back to our mountain home, packed, and left on the hour-and-a-half drive back to our house in the lower Chihuahuan Desert.  On the way we had to stop just short of San Augustin Pass so I could take a few photos of an outstanding poppy bloom on both sides of Highway 70.  There were other motorists who had stopped as well, and I had to compete for a spot to try to get decent images.  Then it was back on the road to get home.
Becca on our road

Early light in the Sacramentos

Sky over our trees

Becca waiting for her buds

This and the next:  uncooperative Scrub Jay


Tularosa Basin

View from the Grand View Trail

The long view

Boulders

White-winged Dove in the high country

Back the way we came

High country scene

Trees on a cliff

Section of the Grand View Trail

Becca leading the way

Dr. K and Becca

This and the next:  poppy bloom near San Augustin Pass


1 comment:

Dr. K said...

That poppy display was really gorgeous. There were quite a few cars parked on the side of the road so that people could snap photos.

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