|This and the next: iced plant outside our house|
I used a hair dryer to defrost the driver's door later, started the vehicle and let it run for about twenty minutes. But I decided to take the Jeep when I went for a drive later with Frio. He loves riding in the Commander.
We made several stops for me to get photos of the desert in winter garb: the Monte Vista side of Tortugas Mountain, the Sierra Vista Trail and camping area, and midway up the road to the Dripping Springs Natural Area; the latter was closed, I'm guessing due to the weather.
Both Frio and I enjoyed our outing very much.
|This and the next 2: Monte Vista side of Tortugas Mountain|
|West entrance to the national monument|
|This and the next: Frio minding the Jeep|
|This & the next 2: partially snowy landscapes in the monument|
|What's that expression?|
|What manner of beast lurks in the wilderness?|
|This and the next: La Cueva Rocks|
|Into the canyon|
|This and the next: bovine beast|
|Road into Dripping Springs Natural Area|
|The higher peaks are out there somewhere|
|Sierra Vista camping area and trailhead|
|This and the next 2: more snowy landscapes|
|Perhaps I'll drive|