|A favorite sandy spot|
It was fairly crowded on and about the mountain, but I didn't see anybody in the outback and only ran into a single woman hiker on my way back in. I encounter her every once in a while; she hikes alone and likes to get out into the outback away from the crowds.
Drove down to the small post office to mail a bill before I headed home and to see the extent of the construction that will be ongoing for the next 18 months at I-25 and University Avenue. Once the college and Centennial High School are in session again the traffic congestion on University will be a nightmare.
|Narrow arroyo west of the mountain|
|Crossing between two dirt roads|
|Torrey Yucca, Tortugas (left) and the Organ Mountains|
|The long view|
|A closer look|
|An arroyo runs through it|
|This and the next 3: same Ladder-backed Woodpecker|
|"There's nothing like a good bad dirt road to screen out the faintly interested"|