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Friday, September 24, 2021

Another Sandy Slog

Robledos in the background
Willow, Frio and I trekked up to Second Arroyo and back on a slightly cooler, humid morning.  We saw nobody else out there.

The frustrating thing about this hike of late is the chewed up condition of the dirt road, which I've complained about in the recent past.  It's gotten so bad, though, it seems as if we're slogging through six-inch-deep talcum powder, and, man, does that take a toll on the old knees and legs.  Heelers don't seem bothered because of their four-paw drive.

I, for one, was really happy to climb back into the upper flatland and get to the waiting CR-V for the short ride home.

This & next:  same Ocotillo


Yuccas and the Organs

Yuccas, Tortugas (left) and the Organ Mountains

Hills west of the Organs

Nature's woven basket:  a piece of dead yucca

Tortugas and the Organs from LDR

Frio and Willow

Soaptree Yucca stalk

Soaptree Yucca in Second Arroyo

Frio and Willow on break

This & next 2:  yuccas in Second Arroyo



Organ Mountains (Dry Brush filter)

Last 2:  partial rainbow over the Mesilla Valley


 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I love both shots of the partial rainbow over the Mesilla Valley.

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