|First 2: morning clouds over the Organs|
At least I had dressed properly for the unpleasant conditions; I had donned an extra layer of outwear, brought gloves, and was already wearing an ear band. It didn't matter. We knew immediately that we'd have to shorten the hike significantly or pay the price. So we descended LDR-A, crossed the Tellbrook Arroyo, and climbed a short distance up LDR. Then we turned around and headed back to the upper flatlands.
Not surprisingly we were the only lunatics out there. Temperature gauge in the CR-V read "37F." Gained one degree during our outing. Stopped and got gas on the way home.
|Clouds over Tortugas and the Organs from the upper flatlands|
|This and the next: Tortugas and the Organs|
|This and the next: Doña Ana Mountains|
|Soaptree Yucca on a ridge above LDR-A|
|Same Soaptree Yucca|
|Tortugas and the Organs|
|Frio and Willow|
|Dr. K with the Os|
|This and the next: sun breaking over the clouds|
|Last 2: from the upper flatlands|