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Thursday, January 6, 2022

Insurrection Day

Dos amigos y las sombras de tres
We had a good hike this morning with the exception of an encounter with a fleeing jackrabbit; both Frio and Willow were raring to give it a go regarding the chase, but I held them back.  Had they been off lead it would have been "Katie bar the door."

Although a tad on the chilly side early, the blazing sun soon warmed the desert's ambient air, and I never donned gloves nor ear band during the trek.

It was down the LDR-A arroyo, across to the new arroyo, up and back on the left branch, and then up and out of the right branch.  A good time was had by all.

Soaptrees and the mountains

Bosom buddies

This & next:  jasper?


Tree, hill, mountains

Prickly Pear

This & next:  Soaptree Yuccas


Out to the west mesa

This & next 2:  more Soaptrees



Rugged Organ Mountains

Grassland

3-foot Barrel Cactus

Tree

Frio and Willow headed up Right Branch Arroyo

Deadwood

This & next 2:  head of Right Branch Arroyo



Up the steep hill out of the arroyo

Last 2:  looking north down Right Branch Arroyo


 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

What a fascinating rock. It could well be jasper.

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