Trip2003DiaHikeOM

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Trip2003DiaHikeOM

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A hike into the Organ Mountains' east side


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The park road shows a preview of the terrain to be hiked.


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A tree announces the stark struggle of life past and present in this area.


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Found its niche in life.


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Reaching some pines and looking back where we came from.


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Cholla cactus stakes its claim to the rugged terrain.


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Extra adventuring on rock climbing.


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The east side of the Organ Mountains are rugged desert with both cactus and pine trees


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We reach the top of the trail


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Trees here reflect the struggle for life, still making it.


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On the trail back down we go.


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This view seems to summarize nature here.


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Lichens busy at work here, making life where it was only just rock and sunshine before, long ago.



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