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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

High Country Wind

Just getting started on the Grand View Trail
Willow, Frio, Dr. K and I took an early morning hike on the Grand View Trail today, and we did so in a gusty wind.  It was cold enough to warrant wearing a long-sleeve shirt under my Marmot PreCip jacket, though I did wear shorts.

Heelers were especially frisky during the first half of the trek, but they settled down on the inbound leg.  I've got to find a way to convince them to mellow out before our hikes begin.

We saw nobody else out there this morning, and that was just fine and dandy.  ("Fine and dandy"--an expression I never use.)

Quite an arrangement

A look into the Tularosa Basin

The way we just came

Four-wing Saltbush

Still wildflower season in the high country

Grand vista from the Grand View Trail

Frio and Willow with Dr. K


This & next 2:  Hedgehog Cactus growing in rock

This & next:  tree on cliff

Hiking the Sacramentos

Leafy Arnica?

Root snake

Through the cut

Rails-to-Trails ramada, Grand View Trail

The way back

Apache Plume on a narrow section of trail


1 comment:

Dr. K said...

A nice (but windy) hike on one of our favorite trails. I really like the photo of the yucca.

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