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Saturday, October 2, 2021

Good Company

All yellow flowers are Golden Crownbeard (I think)
Pleasant surprise this morning:  Dr. K came along with Willow, Frio and me for a morning trek.  We hiked down LDR-A to the Tellbrook Arroyo, turned east into the arroyo and then began bushwhacking to the southeast of Tortugas Mountain.

The weather was quite pleasant, though a bit chilly at the start:  54F.  With the brilliant sun shining down on us it didn't take long to warm up; midway through our hike we were almost hot.

We didn't see anybody in our section of northern Chihuahuan desert today, but there were several vehicles parked in the corner lot at Tellbrook and Sonoma Ranch.

Fall leaves on an Ocotillo

Soaptree Yucca and the Organ Mountains




This way for a bushwhack

Willow and Frio

This & next 2:  Barrel Cactus fruit



This & next:  Willow and Frio


Desert living

Stingleaf and the mountains

Jigsaw puzzle Dr. K just finished

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

It was a beautiful morning, Packrat. I really like the photos of the barrel cactus fruit.

Aviators

Willow and Frio 1st and last caption for paragliders Neither Dr. K nor I seemed much in the mood for a morning hike so we shortened the trek...