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Sunday, August 28, 2022

Sunday's Desert Trek

Green desert
Nothing out of the ordinary during our morning hike today except for the twin paragliders that flew over us when we were heading toward the Organs on the east/west cross trail.

We had some rain yesterday afternoon, and it helped contribute to the continuing greening of our desert.  The greenery really is quite astonishing.

Sections along our usual route are so overgrown I worry about encountering snakes in close quarters.

Chinchweed and Dayflowers

Dayflowers

Long view of Tortugas and the Organs

Chinchweed

This & next:  incoming paragliders


Doves

This & next 5:  paragliders






This & next:  White-lined Sphinx Moth hornworm on cholla


Barrel Cactus

Incredibly green for a desert

This & next:  Golden Crownbeard


Frio and Willow

Long view of Tortugas and the Organs

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Great photos of the paragliders, especially that last image. The desert is the greenest I've ever seen it.

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