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Friday, January 21, 2022

Eight Degrees

First 3:  I've never seen clouds like this near the Organs
27F when we started off this morning, 35F when we ended up.  Fortunately the wind wasn't blowing or it would have felt truly freezing out there.  Willow and Frio didn't mind, of course; they were too interested in every desert critter scent that wafted their way.

We did the LDR-A arroyo, and then crossed over to the new arroyo, opting for the middle branch rather than the left.  When we got far up into its source we turned around and went down to the right branch, which we trekked up into its head.  From there we exited the arroyo by climbing the steep hill next to the upper flatland road.

The hike today was a bit of a struggle due to the Heelers' relentless efforts to pull ahead to discover the sources of the many aromas on our outing.



Ocotillo

Thin clouds near the Organs

Odd cloud

This & next:  different Barrel Cacti


Got a few thorns in my boot

Frio and Willow

Barrel Cactus

Soaptree Yucca with deadwood

Torrey Yucca

Willow and Frio

Ocotillos

Black-throated Sparrow

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I really like the photo of the Black-throated Sparrow. I also have never seen clouds like the ones in your first two photos.

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