|Robledos in the background|
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|