|Mr. Frio riding shotgun|
So I decided to take Frio on a ride instead; I would have taken Willow as well, but she's not as enthusiastic about riding in the Jeep as Mr. Frio is. We headed out University Avenue to gauge the progress of the roadwork there and continued past Tortugas Mountain. We drove by the western boundary sign for Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, continued past the entrance to the Sierra Vista Trail and campground and headed a short way up the road into Dripping Springs Natural Area. Since I hadn't brought my camera with me I used my Samsung S10+ phone to snap a few photos.
It was quite smoky out near the mountains, a result of the fires burning in Arizona. Someone told me yesterday that the conflagration burning in the Catalina Mountains near Tucson is already the 5th largest in the state's history.
|This and the next 2: scenes from the smoky Organ Mountains|
|This and the next: Mr. Frio publicity pic|
|All except the last: Smoky Organs near Dripping Springs|
|Mr. Frio about to commandeer the Commander|