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Saturday, April 17, 2021

A Winter's Day

First 3:  upper flatland road
When Willow, Frio and I hit the trail this morning it was 51F with a stiff breeze bordering on wind.  Winter made a return to our section of the northern Chihuahuan Desert today, and it's supposed to stay through Monday.

We trekked down LDR-A to the Tellbrook Arroyo and then headed west on the small single-track that intersects with the new arroyo, which we followed northward until it came out on LDR.  We crossed the long dirt road and popped into First Arroyo for a short visit.

On the return trip south on LDR we saw a guy bushwhacking from the west who crossed the dirt road eastward and kept bushwhacking until he was out of sight.  He was the only human we saw.  We did encounter two Black-tailed Jackrabbits at close range.  The Heelers were eager to pursue them, but not adamant about it.

Winter's return to the desert

Soaptree and the Organs

The long view of Tortugas and the Organs

Tortugas and the Organs

This and the next 3:  new arroyo

This and the next 2:  clouds blanketing the Organs

Heelers in new arroyo

This and the next:  mesquite in B&W

This and the next:  views from new arroyo

Entering First Arroyo

Torrey Yucca and small tree

This and the next:  Willow and Frio in First Arroyo

Last 2:  Tortugas and the Organs


1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I really like the black-and-white photo of the clouds blanketing the Organs. All of these photos are lovely.

Grand View--Not

Early morning moon A man and woman were just starting down the Bridal Veil Falls Trail when we rolled into the Grand View Trail parking lot....