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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Breezeless and Sunny

Looking southwest
Compared to yesterday today's hike was incredibly pleasant--no wind, no clouds, and plenty of desert sunshine.

Just after crossing the Tellbrook Arroyo we looked back up LDR and saw a horse and rider descending.  They must have seen us, too, because they held back until we had advanced far enough for them to head westward in the arroyo.  They didn't go far, though, and turned back up the road not long afterward.

When they got back to the high flatland I took several photos of them before they disappeared; that's when I noticed the dog who was their companion.  It looked awfully like a Heeler doing its best impression of a Coyote.

Best part of today's trek:  we didn't feel completely battered by the wind by the time we finished up.

Soaptree seed pods

Way up Second Arroyo

Deadwood

Soaptree west of Tortugas

Torrey Yucca west of the mountains

Ocotillos and the Organs

Tortugas and the Organs

Jetting over the mountains

The Gap

Across the Rio Grande

This and the next:  Tortugas and the Organs


Catching up

Best friends

Best Coyote impression

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I like the photo "Jetting Over the Mountains." It was nice to see that horseback rider and her dog on the trail ahead of us.

Overnight Rain

Desert sea? Everything was quite wet when we got started this morning due to overnight rain.  But the only consequences we suffered were wet...