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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Cool Front

This and the next:  Heelers in Second Arroyo
We got a pretty early start on our morning trek today, and the temperature was significantly cooler (71F vs. 80F yesterday), though a bit more of a breeze would have been appreciated.

Dr. K, Willow, Frio and I hiked up to Second Arroyo, followed it eastward to our regular shady rest, and drank some water to stay hydrated.  Then, while my three companions stayed in shadow, I explored a bit for photographic opportunities.

On the way back we encountered a lone woman hiker and exchanged pleasantries with her.  A short while later we realized she wasn't alone at all, but was trekking ahead of a male companion (husband?) who was quite a bit behind her.  He was wearing a distinctively wide-brimmed hat we recognized from previous encounters.  We've crossed paths with this couple a few times before; we'd just never seen them hiking separately.

The temperature stayed cool enough for all four of us to thoroughly enjoy our morning outing.

B&W mesquite

This and the next:  Desert Zinnia


This and the next:  Second Arroyo


Two Heelers and a Wildcat

Dog's eye view of Second Arroyo

Looking down a Soaptree Yucca stalk

Twinleaf Senna

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This and the next:  Ocotillo and the Organs


Long Dirt Road

Doña Ana Mountains

Desert Zinnia

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I like the photo of the long dirt road that we've been trekking on.

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