|Heading toward the Organs on the trail near the western entrance sign|
It soon became apparent that the raw weather conditions were going to severely shorten our trek. Had the sun been out full bore we might have been able to tolerate the wind blasts, but because it was primarily overcast the gusts took their toll. We abbreviated the hike just short of a mile out, turned around and suffered even more heading back to Whitey the CR-V. We saw quite a few other cars driving east toward the mountains on Dripping Springs Road, but nobody had parked in the lot near the entrance sign by the time we got back.
Although the sun is out now, the wind is whipping plants in our backyard making us glad we're inside and warm.
|Clouds crowding down on the mountains|
|Following the single-track|
|Pretty gloomy that way|
|Strong winds pushed clouds aside to reveal blue sky|
|This and the next: how the Organ Mountains looked for most of our trek|
|Next 2: Frio, Willow and Dr. K with her face turned away from the wind|
|This and the next: 2 different perspectives of a Hedgehog Cactus|
|Tortugas Mountain from far east|
|Marker for drone flights?|
|Some blue sky over the Organs|
|Different perspective of the previous shot|