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Friday, January 1, 2021

Cold With Little Sun

First 2:  sky at start
It was damned cold when we started off this morning, cloudy with no sunshine.  To make matters worse an intermittent icy breeze added to the chilly conditions.

We had planned to hike up to Second Arroyo, but the weather altered our intentions.  Before reaching First Arroyo we struck eastward up a ridge into the hills west of Tortugas and then bushwhacked down into First Arroyo.  Since it was too cold even to stop for water we headed westward to LDR and started on the final leg of our trek.

By then the sun was trying to break through the cloud cover, providing excellent light for photos.  Sunlight didn't do much to warm us up, though, and we were grateful to finally reach our waiting CR-V.


Willow and Frio

Looking back at the southern Organs

A patch of blue opening up

This and the next:  sky stayed like this most of the hike


This and the next 2:  sun trying to break through



To the north

Clouds beginning to lift

This and the next:  west face of the rugged Organ Mountains


All the following except the last:  Organ Mountains








Sky to the west

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I especially like the penultimate photo of the desert floor and the Organs.

Un'Altra Volta a First Arroyo

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