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Friday, June 4, 2021

Another Cloudy Morn

This & the next 4:  using the Haze Filter
Set out on yet another cloudy morning today, a welcome respite from the heat.  When we crossed the Tellbrook Arroyo I decided to explore the area to the west and just north of the arroyo, hoping to find a clearly defined trail to follow.  No such luck.  We ended up entering the new arroyo and following it north back up to its intersection with LDR.

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.


Soaptree Yucca

Long dead mesquite in the new arroyo

Soaptree Yucca

Old stalk

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

Organ Mountains

Distant view of Tortugas (left) and the Organ Mountains

Picacho "Peak"

Last 2:  Potrillos across the Mesilla Valley


1 comment:

Dr. K said...

"Haze Filter X" is a really great photo.

Hump Day Hawk

Tortugas and the Organs We got a fairly early start this morning so it wasn't hot at all:  62F.  The cloud cover helped the temperature ...