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Sunday, June 20, 2021

Bothersome Bugs Bugging Us

Heading down LDR-A
Headed for a high of 107F today, and we were well on the way there during our morning trek up to First Arroyo.  It was a slog up to the arroyo, but on reaching it we entered, found our regular shady spot to stop, drank water and spent a little time recovering from the heat before heading back.

Although we saw birds and a few jackrabbits we spotted no humans or other canines in our section of the northern Chihuahuan Desert.  Halfway back, though, I noticed the SUV pictured in the photo below.  I wondered if it was Pamela and Terry parked in a different spot, but it turned out to be a Toyoto RAV4 and not their larger vehicle.

Willow, Frio and I were all glad to get back into the upper flatland and our waiting CR-V.  Got them inside, cranked the engine and turned up the AC full blast.  Unfortunately one of the small flying insects that had pestered us during our entire hike had hitched a ride, and both Heelers were trying mightily to end its life during our short drive home.

Lizard!

Break

This & the next:  First Arroyo


Mesquites

This & the next 3:  Frio and Willow on LDR




Tortugas and the Organs

At least one other "crazy" is out here

Grateful for these clouds

Organ Mountains

Tortugas (left) and the Organs

Gap

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I really like the photo "Grateful for These Clouds." Happy Father's Day, Packrat.

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