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Sunday, March 20, 2022

Embarrassing Encounter

Organ Mountains
When we drove around the first bend on the way to our normal parking spot we encountered a gray van blocking the alternative dirt road.  When the occupants of said van heard the CR-V both popped up from whatever endeavor was occupying them, started the vehicle and passed close by us on their way back to Tellbrook.

The real embarrassing encounter happened while I was trailing behind the Heelers on our way down Left Branch Arroyo, daydreaming about something or other, when they darted forward after flushing a cottontail from the underbrush a few feet away.  The rabbit fled so quickly that Frio and Willow could only stand and stare in disbelief.

It was a beautiful morning for our daily trek.  We're headed for a high of 80F today.

This & next:  Tortugas and the Organ Mountains


Willow and Frio

Barrel Cactus

Prickly Pear

Frio and Willow

Prickly Pear

Heading north

Barrel Cactus and environs

Hiking down Left Branch Arroyo

Lazy Barrel Cactus

Having just flushed a cottontail

Headed down the left branch toward the Soaptree family

Soaptree offspring

Can you spot the narrow animal trail?

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I like the image of the Soaptree Yucca family. Pretty funny!

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