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Monday, February 26, 2024

Monday's Meander

1st 2:  Tortugas and the Organs
Warmish morning for our daily trek today.  We were thrown a curve ball when we had to alter our route just as we were beginning to descend the middle branch arroyo:  the Basset people and their hounds were heading down the eastern ridge toward the Tellbrook Arroyo and they would have been spotted by the "O"s.

Therefore we bushwhacked out of the middle branch toward the west, eventually descending the right branch arroyo and beginning our hike all over again when we reached the junction with the left branch.  That gave us extra mileage and seemed to make the heelers quite happy.

Frio and Willow

This & next 2:  Cactus Wren

Toppled barrel cactus

Looking down right branch

Yucca and the mountains

Descending the right branch

Soaptree and the Organs

Magdalena Peak

Ridge west of the Organs

View from the left branch

Yucca in middle branch

Steep hill west of right branch

Doña Ana Mountains

Tortugas and the Organs



1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I love that last image of the Cactus Wren.

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