|Weather at start|
Despite the aggravation the four of us enjoyed our morning outing, exploring the same major arroyo we'd hiked through yesterday. Desert arroyos are almost always interesting places to explore, and we took our time hiking east along this one.
On the final leg of our trek we were passed by both a mountain biker and a runner, the latter saying to us, "Beautiful dogs!" I thanked him, grateful that both Heelers were really well behaved for the final two encounters of the day.
|Outer Loop road around Tortugas Mountain|
|Things are greening up|
|Bed of clouds in the Organ Mountains|
|This and the next: Mockingbird|
|It's going to be a green spring in the Chihuahuan Desert|
|Break out the Clearasil|
|This and the next: Li'l Wil, Dr. K and Frio|
|Soaptree Yucca (front) and a Torrey Yucca|
|This and the next 2: male Gambel's Quail|
|Exploring a wide arroyo|
|Look at the size of that Little-leaf Sumac behind us|
|Cloud bookmarking the Organs|
|Weather at finish|