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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Snow Trek

A very muddy long dirt road
After I dug Whitey the CR-V out from under about 6" of snow this morning we four headed out for an early snow trek.  We drove up Tellbrook and parked at the dirt pullout, and then got on the road--a very muddy road I must say.

About two-thirds of the way down LDR-A we heard, and then saw, some people descending LDR with dogs; I believe it was the hikers we've seen on occasion with their overweight Basset Hounds.  The hounds were barking at our dogs, so we decided to do a little bushwhacking away from a potential meet-up, choosing to hike eastward in the Tellbrook Arroyo for fifty yards or so before striking across the desert in a northeasterly direction--a route we've taken before.

Turns out it was a serendipitous choice because I was able to capture some desert scenes we'd not have seen had we done our normal trek.

Clouds blanketing the Organ Mountains

This and the next:  in the high flatland


This and the next 2:  alongside LDR-A



This and the next:  snow on a Soaptree Yucca


Snow scene:  Soaptree Yucca and the Organ Mountains

Tortugas and the Organs

Blanket of clouds over the Organs

Soaptree

Snow melted inside the arroyo

Snow on Mesquite Tree leaves

Soaptree and snow

Snow-covered Mesquite Tree

Tortugas and the Organs again

Snow on Mesquite

Next 2:  snowy scene with the Organs for a background


Willow and Frio

Frio and Willow with Dr. K

Lenticular clouds over the Organs

Next 3:  more snow on desert plants



Rugged Organ Mountains in snow

Snowy scene with Organs for a backdrop

Last 2:  those clouds again


 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

These photos are so beautiful it was hard to decide on my favorite. I think it's the 5th photo, the one of the yucca in the snow with the clouds and mountains in the background.

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