|Break station for an organized run|
I ran into mountain bikers as well this morning, but they were more distant from the mountain. It was nice to see several different hot-air balloons lifting off over the Mesilla Valley. What wasn't so good to see (and hear) was a single-engine prop plane that made several really low passes over Tortugas Mountain. I can't imagine that kind of aerial maneuver is smiled upon by flight instructors.
The last leg of my trek was away from the runners' route so I encountered nobody on my way back in, and I was surprised to discover that not many vehicles were parked where I'd left Whitey the CR-V.
|Orange plastic route marker|
|Soaptree Yuccas alongside the trail|
|West of the mountain|
|Ballooning over the Mesilla Valley|
|This prop plane made several low passes over the mountain|
|This and the next 3: more hot-air ballooning|
|This and the rest: resident Roadrunner on our property|