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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Sunny and Cold

East to the Organ Mountains
Despite the sunshine it felt cold out there this morning primarily due to the wind; it blew quite briskly while we descended LDR-A arroyo.  We got a slight break from it when we headed toward the Organs on the east/west cross trail and ascended the left branch arroyo, but it picked up again after that.

Two-thirds of the way up the left branch I spotted the Trickster on the ridge to the east of us; I think it's the same coyote we've seen before--always on the ridgeline, always watching us curiously.  Frio and Willow never saw their wild cousin as they were positioned behind the ancient Soaptree Yucca and the critter had dropped down off the ridge by the time we got going again.

I find myself feeling sorry for the lone coyote, hoping he's got some companionship in life.

Tortugas and the Organs

Willow in repose, Frio at the ready

This & next:  coyote watching us


Yawn

Interested

No longer interested

Resting or waiting for prey?

The "O"s

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Great image of the coyote resting (or waiting for prey). It's getting pretty used to us, I think.

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