|Starting off down LDR-A|
We did see two separate hiking couples coming and going while we did our usual trek, but we bumped into neither. We did have a close encounter of the fourth kind with a Black-tailed Jackrabbit that sped across the trail just ahead of us on our way back, which nearly resulted in both my arms being ripped out at the socket from Frio and Willow lunging forward to chase the hare.
Although the weather was hot--we're headed for a high of 101F--we managed to finish out outing without experiencing too much discomfort, partly because of a slight breeze that turned into a wind in the high flatland.
|Tortugas and the Organ Mountains|
|Long view of the mountains|
|This and the next: closer views of the mountains|
|Willow and Frio|
|This and the next 2: Soaptree Yucca stalk|
|Heelers and Dr. K|
|South bank of Second Arroyo|
|This and the next: almost all the way back on LDR-A|
|Another long view|
|Ocotillos losing their luster|
|This and the last: view from the high flatland|