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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Ninety Degrees on October One

Yucca heads will roll
Same hike as yesterday except today our destination was First Arroyo.  Even though it was 52F at the start of our trek we're headed for a high of 90F.  Did I mention that we're tired of the heat?

After a brief shade and water break in the shadow provided by the Mesquite Tree pictured below we headed back.  On the way we saw a woman running down LDR-A with a dog, so we got well off LDR to let them pass.  It was the woman whose dog calls out the worst in ours, but there was no interaction between them today.  The woman called out pleasantly, "Good morning" as they passed.

That was it--that was our hike today.

Don't bushwhack from here to the mountain

Baby teeth

Barely hanging on

The only shot I could get of this Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Willow and Frio in First Arroyo

Sun through yucca

Overhanging Mesquite Tree

West down First Arroyo

Soaptree Yucca stalks

This and the next:  spent seed pod of a Soaptree Yucca

This and the next:  Organ Mountains

Looking back at Tortugas Mountain


1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Very nice photos of the spent seed pods of the Soaptree Yucca.

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