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Monday, January 13, 2020

On Trails West

This morning's moon
Hit the trail west of Tortugas Mountain this morning at around 8.  I knew almost immediately that it would be warmer than yesterday and, indeed, I removed both my Polartech coat and new Marmot PreCip jacket at about the midway point of the trek.

There were other outdoor enthusiasts on and about the mountain, but I only encountered a few on the final leg of my hike.  Back at the Sunset Area there were quite a few vehicles parked in the lot.  Who can blame people for wanting to get outside on such a wonderful day in mid-January?  We're headed for a high of 65F.
Just west of Tortugas Mountain

Soaptree Yucca and moon

Part of Las Cruces and Picacho Peak

Rugged foothills west of the mountain

Through a familiar spot

Black-and-white Hedgehog

Ocotillo Moon

Doing a little bushwhacking

Can you make out who's making tracks away from me?  (Center)

Could only capture its outline through the vegetation

Tortugas and the Organs

File of Torrey Yuccas heading for the Organ Mountains

East toward the mountain


1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Is that a jackrabbit running away from you?

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