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Monday, April 6, 2020

Tellbrook on Monday

Organ Mountains to the east
Solo long hike with the Heelers this morning departing from the dirt pullout off Tellbrook.  Up the long dirt road and then off to the east to do some serious bushwhacking.

I let Willow and Frio off lead three separate times today, and each time they were quite responsive to my commands.  Willow listens really well, and comes when I call or whistle; of course I was glad they were on lead when a single jackrabbit burst across the desert just in front of us.  The Heelers were raring to go.

Two hours later we returned to Whitey the CR-V for the short drive home.
Cross purposes

Lone Soaptree

Prickly Pear pads the size of large dinner plates

Mesquite leafing out

This and the next:  Claret Cup Cactus at the base of a small tree

Bushwhack in black-and-white

Single cloud approaching the Organs

This and the next:  Torrey Yucca blooming

This and the next 2:  another Torrey Yucca in bloom


Just west of Tortugas



When mesquites leaf out in the northern Chihuahuan Desert

Tortugas and the Organs

Desert Marigold

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Nice to see so many of the Torrey Yuccas in bloom. This is a good way to start off a (challenging) week.

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