|First 2: Claret Cup Cactus|
It seemed likely that the report of a flashing light had come in while it was still dark or not quite dawn; we saw no lights of any kind while we trekked up to First Arroyo where we popped in for a water break and brief respite before turning around.
It was oddly cloudy/overcast while we were out there, and the temperature was pretty cool: 56F. We're under a Red Flag Warning for the rest of the day, with the distinct possibility of blowing dust and sand. Not something you look forward to when you live in the desert.
|Entering First Arroyo|
|Frio and Willow|
|Large Soaptree Yucca on the bank of First Arroyo|
|Lower reaches of the Organ Mountains|
|This and the next: Tortugas and the Organs|
|This and the next: Mesquite Tree leafing out|
|Site of last night's banquet|
|Tortugas and the Organs|
|Last 2: Organ Mountains|