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Saturday, March 9, 2019

Monte Vista Hike on Saturday

Lyreleaf Jewelflowers
Becca and I took our normal Saturday morning hike on the east side of Tortugas Mountain, and there were no cars in the Monte Vista parking lot when we got there, nor any when we left.  Neither did we see any outdoor enthusiasts during our trek.  Nice having the whole place to ourselves.

It was a little chilly owing to the cold front that blew through on fierce winds yesterday, but the sun shone down brightly and there was only a light breeze.  I wore only a light jacket, but I could have benefited from a vest under layer; nevertheless, I never felt cold in the least bit.  Getting our exercise in on such a beautiful day was satisfying to both Becca and me.
Becca behind the mountain

Yellow-Flower Desert Evening-Primrose (Oenothera Primiveris)

Becca enjoying herself

More Lyreleaf Jewelflowers

Allthorn (aka Crucifixion Thorn, Junco, Coronara de Christo)

Organ Mountains

Yucca and the Organs

The way we came

Chihuahuan Desert between Tortugas and the Organ Mountains

Peeking over a plateau

Rock Wren

A look up

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I love the photo captioned "Yucca and the Organs"--an unusual perspective.

Grand View--Not

Early morning moon A man and woman were just starting down the Bridal Veil Falls Trail when we rolled into the Grand View Trail parking lot....