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Monday, November 1, 2021

Arroyo Exploratons R Us

At the corner of LDR-A and upper flatland road
Willow, Frio and I trekked down LDR-A to the Tellbrook Arroyo, turned right, and then turned right again to head up the arroyo we've been exploring of late.  We went as far as we've gone in the past, but pushed it a little further today, twice having to detour out of the arroyo due to impassable barriers.

While we were at the far point of the morning hike we heard a chorus of coyotes close by, but we never saw them.  Just as well; the Heelers would have gone nuts.

After a brief pause for a rest and photo break we headed back, choosing to follow LDR into the upper flatland where the CR-V was parked.

Headed down LDR-A

Cloud wisps and contrails

Distant view of Tortugas and the Organ Mountains

Flank of Tortugas and observatory

Barrel Cactus fruit

Yucca far west of the Organ Mountains

Went just a bit further before turning around

Desert flora

Yucca and Ocotillos

Heelers in a narrow section of arroyo

Arroyo widens out

Willow and Frio

Tortugas and the Organs

Spent seed pods of a Soaptree Yucca

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

My favorite image from today's post is the one of Tortugas and the Organs.

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