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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Awesome Weather

When we walked through this arroyo the air was definitely colder
Dr. K, the Heelers and I went around to the Monte Vista side of Tortugas Mountain this morning for a moderately long hike.  We ran into one mountain biker on the first leg of the trek, who, when Frio barked at him a few times as he passed, said, jokingly, "Don't heel me."

It was a brilliant day in our section of the northern Chihuahuan Desert, and we're slated to hit a high of 72F this afternoon.  Because of the warmth both Dr. K and I were forced to remove one layer of outerwear midway through our outing.

Just as we were almost finishing our hike we ran into an elderly woman to whom I apologized in advance for any barking coming from Frio; he, of course, obliged, but not excessively.  The woman said something to us that neither Dr. K nor I could make out.  At least she was smiling when she said it.
Organ Mountains and clouds

Dr. K and companions

Frio and Willow

Road toward the mountains

Rugged desert just off trail

Heelers and Dr. K

Eastern flank of Tortugas Mountain

Mountain biking the Chihuahuan Desert

This and the next:  somewhere east of Tortugas


Observatory on Tortugas

Heading back in

Tortugas from the east

Back around the mountain

Loggerhead Shrike

Tortugas

Loggerhead Shrike

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I really like the first photo of the arroyo.

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