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Friday, March 5, 2021

Nasty Wind

Willow and Frio
Although it was 42F when we started off this morning, a brutally cold wind made conditions feel far worse.  The only time we got a break from the gusts was when we entered Second Arroyo and, then, later, when we crossed over to First Arroyo.

Fortunately the wind died down on our inbound leg vastly improving our outing.  We saw the man we often see on LDR running sans wife, and coming down LDR-A was a woman jogging with her two dogs.  We encounter this woman and her pups fairly frequently, sometimes with unpleasant side effects--barking and snarling--but we gave them a wide berth by bushwhacking into the desert west of the trail.

Despite the wind we had a pretty good outing in our section of northern Chihuahuan Desert.

This and the next 3:  dead tree and moon

Dr. K with the Heelers

Heading east in Second Arroyo

Bushwhacking over to First Arroyo


Prickly Pear pads

This and the last:  Organ Mountains


1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I like those 3 photos of the dead tree and the moon.

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