|This & the next 4: using the Haze Filter|
From there we entered Second Arroyo and spent a little time drinking water and taking a break before heading back.
Just as we were about to crest the ridge into the upper flatland a man and woman came over the hill headed our way. I got Frio and Willow just off the road to let the hikers pass, and the woman thanked me for so doing. Willow was whimpering to get at the humans, and Frio suddenly barked at them as if they were interlopers. I had to give each dog's lead a tug to get their attention before resuming our hike. I was very disappointed with our Heelers' behavior. What was shaping up to be a solid A grade turned into a mediocre C.
|Long dead mesquite in the new arroyo|
|Soaptree in new arroyo|
|This & the next: Willow and Frio|
|Haze filter X|
|This Soaptree Yucca has an interesting hole|
|Undoubtedly the entrance to a Carpenter Bee nest|
|We said hello to an old friend this morning|
|Distant view of Tortugas (left) and the Organ Mountains|
|Last 2: Potrillos across the Mesilla Valley|