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Saturday, December 19, 2020

A Few Degrees

This & the next:  looking west and then east in Second Arroyo
Had the temperature been in the 20s rather than 37F when the four of us started off on our trek this morning we'd have frozen our butts off due to the stiff wind.  Nonetheless it felt pretty cold out there during our hike up to Second Arroyo.

After a break for water we bushwhacked over to First Arroyo and headed back on LDR.  By then the bright desert sunshine had warmed things considerably, and we felt quite comfortable.

We saw a familiar couple--man and woman runners--just as we descended LDR-A on the outbound leg, but they were the only other human beings we spotted in our section of northern Chihuahuan Desert during our explorations.


Willow and Frio

View of Tortugas and the Organs from Second Arroyo

This and the next:  Ocotillos/Organ Mountains


Soaptrees inside Second Arroyo

Heelers and Dr. K inside Second Arroyo

This & the last:  Flank of Tortugas and the Organ Mountains


 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I like the photo "Ocotillos/Organ Mountains." We really were lucky that it wasn't too cold out there.

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