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Sunday, December 22, 2019

Early Departure

Vista from the Grande View
Dr. K and I got off to a really early start on the Grand View Trail on a slightly cold morning in the Sacramento Mountains.  We encountered only two other people during our outing, a man and woman who were running in the opposite direction as we were heading back.

We had originally planned to stay in the mountains through today and leave tomorrow after a short hike, but due to an unexpected delivery of electronic items I had purchased through Amazon we had to return home.  This is the second time in a short period that Amazon has not honored my request to deliver at a later date.  I'm going to have to talk to them about this matter.

We had a pleasant three days in the High Rolls/Mountain Park area before heading back to the lower desert.
Juniper/Pinyon territory

Quite a drop off

Western Scrub Jay

Rail-to-Trails ramada, Grand View Trail

Salute to the new White Sands National Park

Just off the trail

Shady patch


Heading back

This and the rest:  part of the rugged western escarpment of the Organ Mts.

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Nice photo of White Sands National PARK. This probably means there will be more tourists learning about the beauty of southern New Mexico.

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