Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Early Monsoon?

Magdalena mountains last weekend, by Elizabeth Campbell. This is less than ten miles from us, mountains thrusting up to nearly 11,000 feet from a plain over 6000, between us and Socorro 2500 feet below on the Rio Grande.


Topping out-- telescope on the ridge ahead.
Going down toward Water Canyon, a hummingbird appears.  Peregrines nest in the cliffs to the right.
Looking northeast from the canyon, through Lee's ranch, at Polvadera Peak.

4 comments:

Peculiar said...

Nice to see some photos from the Mags! We had a cool, rainy week here too, but I'm definitely waiting to see June shape up before I contemplate early monsoon status. We can hope, though!

Gil said...

Great photos. The Ridge telescope, 2.4 meters, is a big'un. Gil

lizequinox said...

Awesome country to ride and be part of - so happy to have been there!

Anonymous said...

Oh to be in Magdalena, now that Spring is here!

Great, evocative pics that bring memories flooding back!

JohnnyUK