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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

First Arroyo Today

Ocotillo
Not much to say about our hike today:  up to and back from First Arroyo on a cool 51F desert morning.  We're headed for a high of 88F, and tomorrow we're supposed to reach 93F.  93 in the middle of October is well over ten degrees above normal.  They say a cold front is pushing in on Wednesday, though.

Saw nobody on our brief sojourn in the northern Chihuahuan Desert.

Soaptree and the observatory

Mesquite and the mountains

This and the next:  Willow and Frio


Looking east in First Arroyo

This and the next:  deadwood


Heelers

This and the next 4:  Soaptree Yuccas





Heelers again

This and the next:  close up of a Soaptree Yucca


This and the next:  same Prickly Pear Cactus


View from west of Tortugas Mountain looking back

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I really like the first photo in this post of the ocotillo against the sky.

Aviators

Willow and Frio 1st and last caption for paragliders Neither Dr. K nor I seemed much in the mood for a morning hike so we shortened the trek...