|Need morning coffee
Although it was sunny from the start the weather conditions were cold. I did remove my ear band and gloves midway through my trek, but I never took off my two layers of outwear. The persistent breeze stayed cold the entire time.
Bumped into my buddy Jimmy up on the flank trail, and he informed me he'd already been to the top of the mountain; so we hiked back to our vehicles together, jabbering all the way. I always enjoy talking to Jimmy because he and I have a lot in common--for one thing we're practically the same age.
|Old-timer Torrey Yucca
|This and the next 2: Red-tailed Hawk
|Tortugas and the Organs
|Spiky little Barrel Cactus
|Prickly Pear in black-and-white
|This and the next: rolling desert
|Dried Ocotillo flowers
|Name the Chihuahuan Desert plants
|Photographed this scene from the other side yesterday
|Same tall Torrey as above and below
|This and the rest: Torrey Yuccas