Yes, I hang out with science geeks. Yer lookin' at 'im!!!
It was a glorious night when the stars came out too.
The next morning was cool and cloudy. More jacket weather!
We brewed up some good coffee and headed for the hills, or THE hill.
Lepton had to have a picture of this plant. Believe it or not this plant carries the fungus that can kill Bristlecone pines hundreds of miles away.
Of course Lepton can tell you how EXACTLY it all happens, but I can't...
Not bunches of technical climbing up there, but there are some really interesting forms and textures!
The top is huge and really fun to wander around on.
Le_bruce, I think there's not too much Sonoran about it? I hear that NM, or maybe this part of NM is to be considered more transitional desert squished in by Sonoran, Chihuahuan?, Great Basin, and the Great plains in the east.
Some smart person told me that.......
On the way home, I had thought, for the first time, that New Mexico is far more beautiful than my home state. What the hell is bruce talking below? (edited so as to not offend appreciators of a great trip report.)
OK, I was already to chime in with "the best trip report ever", then got to the last posting. I admit, it weirds me out on so many levels. Anyway, come midwinter in Seattle, I'll still be staring at the photos of the desert.
Sorry Darwin. I thought that a little scandal would generate some interest since actual outdoor adventure doesnt seem to do much. it is an excellent trip report. But the experience was so incredible it leaves me speechless. i get a little choked up reading the TR.
First off. . . I am fully addicted to those cheap ass aluminum/nylon webbed sand chairs. . . and they are nearly impossible to find. I have one of the exact vintage as yours. . . except mine is rhombohedral in shape, I'm afraid.
I guess I was thinking a decent photo TR is worthy whether it's climbing or not.
And yeah Reilly, I bump color a little, sometimes a bunch, because so much desert stuff is just flat and washed out if you don't have perfect light. Although I don't usually bump saturation up, I take gamma down instead. A better result to my eye.
They often look better.
So FU!!!! :0)
Yo mamma wears gamma boots! Just messin' with ya! Yeah, there's only
an hour or so of decent light anywhere, especially the desert where
contrast was born, eh? You gots a gud eye, bro. And if more people
knew how to adjust their mamma's gamma there'd be lots more gud pics to ogle.
And if more people knew how to adjust their mamma's gamma there'd be lots more gud pics to ogle.
Damn, that made my freekin day....
I guess nobody's seen Henry Fonda in My Name Is Nobody? OK, I'll help you out. Just watch the first few minutes. You even get to see Cabezon through a window in old Cabezon when Henry's getting ready for his shave! You also see the pyramid peak from the sunset shots right away, and the far ridge of Ignacio Chavez Wilderness!