|First 2: sky at start|
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|
I especially like the penultimate photo of the desert floor and the Organs.
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