|This and the next: starting off on the high flatland road|
While we were in there we saw a woman jogging with a dog, the same woman and dog with whom we had a fraught encounter in the past. She and the pooch never spotted us. They were the only other outdoor enthusiasts in our section of the northern Chihuahuan Desert while we were enjoying nature.
The inbound leg got a little uncomfortable when the sun made a prolonged appearance not masked by any clouds. We were glad to be heading back to the waiting CR-V and a cold blast of air conditioning once we climbed inside.
|This and the next: Ocotillos at sunrise|
|Long view of Tortugas and the Organ Mountains|
|Willow and Frio in Second Arroyo|
|This and the next: doobiesque clouds|
|Southern section of the Organ Mountains|
|Another long view of Tortugas and the Organs|
|Chihuahuan Desert scene|
|Double Barrel Cactus|
|Blossoming bud on the double Barrel Cactus|