We were fortunate in that we were able to get our entire hike in before the horrible winds started up today. We didn't even feel any breezes until we had almost reached the exit point in Right Branch Arroyo.
After our trek we took a long drive and listened to Matt Jones and Myron Medcalf's "Sunday Morning," getting in some very good laughs along the way; those two are real characters.
After our outing I took Frio for a lengthy ride in the Jeep, listening to more of Matt and Myron. Frio had a great time because he loves to go for drives in the Jeep.
Right now there's a dust storm in progress, and the winds are raging. We got an emergency notice on our phones advising that "zero visibility" conditions might exist on area roadways. The wind has ripped the plastic tarp covering our large skylight, and I'll have to get up there tomorrow to assess the damage.
|Hedgehog in grass|
|Ridge west of the Organs|
|This & next: Willow and Frio|
|Ocotillo on the ridgeline|
|Frio and Willow|
|Best image I could get of this Pyrrhuloxia|