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Sunday, May 8, 2022

Cuatros Amigos

First 2:  room with a view
Dr. K, Willow, Frio and I did our usual Sunday morning hike in the northern Chihuahuan Desert.  We saw one other nature lover today, a guy hiking with his two dogs.  Fortunately we didn't bump into them.

After a trip down LDR-A arroyo, a jaunt toward the Organ Mountains using the east/west cross trail, a trek up Left Branch Arroyo, down Middle Branch Arroyo and then up and out of Right Branch Arroyo we piled into our CR-V headed for fuel at our local Circle K.

After gassing up I drove the gang around the empty campus at New Mexico State University simply to tour the area.  Last night was graduation for NMSU so the place was pretty much deserted.

Soaptree Yucca and a long view

This & next:  our friend the Swainson's Hawk

Dr. K and the Heelers

Frio, Willow and me

Prickly Pear Cactus

Prickly Pear bud flowering

Willow and Frio in the right branch

Last 2:  our favorite mesquite in Right Branch Arroyo


1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I love that photo of the Prickly Pear bud flowering.

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