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Friday, January 7, 2022

Friday Special

Starting off early down LDR-A
I extended the hike significantly this morning:  down LDR-A to the Tellbrook Arroyo, east in the Tellbrook to the arroyo Becca and I explored often, north in that arroyo to the road into the eastern hills.  We turned around there, headed back down the arroyo to the Tellbrook, crossed over to the new arroyo and followed the right branch up and out on the steep hill beside the upper flatland road.

Willow and Frio had a blast, but taking them along the different route created a slight problem for me; whenever they explore a new area they're high on scents and full of piss and vinegar.  Fortunately we only encountered one fleeing jackrabbit that grabbed their attention.

They sniffed, and I spotted, quite a few javelina tracks in an arroyo, and Frio was particularly taken by the holes peccaries had dug searching for roots to eat.  All in all a good outing today.

The LDR-A arroyo

Soaptree Yucca at far left will fall soon

This & next:  inside the Tellbrook Arroyo

Artsy fartsy

The Os

Small Soaptree Yuccas

This & next 4:  Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Soaptrees in an arroyo Becca and I explored often

Soaptree Yucca, Tortugas (left) and the Organ Mountains

This & next:  vistas of the distant Organ Mountains

The rest:  Frio and Willow


1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I love those photos of the Ladder-back Woodpecker, especially that last one.

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