October 31, 2013

In Memoriam

Lou Reed

Lou Reed

Lou Reed 1942-2013

Lou Reed
1942-2013

 

 

Potrero News

Climbers are starting to trickle in and the owners of El Buho, The Owl,  coffee shop, are back from North Carolina so I’m declaring the 2013-2014 season OPEN!  I’m predicting another great season so start making your plans to be a part of it.

In the meantime, Happy Halloween and Dia de Muertos.

 

Image found near Hidden Spring

Image found near Hidden Spring

 

Natural Arch Collapses

I took a hike with the dogs a few weeks ago to the natural arch I “discovered” just a couple of years ago…

 

Natural arch in the basin

Natural arch in the basin

 

Natural arch

Natural arch

It was an overcast day which provided some dramatic scenery…

Peaks at the East end of the basin

Peaks at the East end of the basin

 

Illuminati wall

Illuminati wall

 

View from inside the Red Canyon

View from inside the Red Canyon

Imagine my surprise to find that the arch has collapsed and is no more!

 

The arch is gone

The arch is gone

 

Nothing but rubble

Nothing but rubble

No more arch

No more arch

 

Beautiful view on the hike out

Beautiful view on the hike out

 

 

Potrero Pups

Little Sunshine, the puppy we found with an infected bite on her back has been adopted by a local family.

 

Sunshine, now known as Bonita

Sunshine, now known as Bonita

Bonita with Perla and her boys

Bonita with Perla and her boys

 

Buddy Knutsen, now known as BK, is now part of our pack.  Because of his bad paw he has trouble keeping up with the other mutts on level ground but on the steep stuff he’s a veritable climbing machine.

 

BK

BK

 

 

While hiking with the pack along the dirt roads below the front side we came upon a tiny, 4-week-old female puppy.

Unfortunately, folks around here still take their unwanted puppies and ditch them.  This little girl got lucky that we

found her before she starved to death or got eaten by the coyotes.

 

Eloise

Eloise

 

Eloise chowing down

Eloise chowing down

BK and Eloise

BK and Eloise

 

Recent Climbing Photos

Short walk into the Virgin Canyon

Short walk into the Virgin Canyon

 

Climbers on Silverfish and Sancho Panza

Climbers on Silverfish and Sancho Panza

Silverfish and Sancho Panza

Silverfish and Sancho Panza

Starting up Cat Daddy

Starting up Cat Daddy

Climbers on DNA and Cat Daddy

Climbers on DNA and Cat Daddy

 

 

Miscellaneous Photos

The wildflowers were a big hit in my last post so here’s a few more:

 

Potrero wildflowers

Potrero wildflowers

 

Yellow flowers and driftwood

Yellow flowers and driftwood

 

Flower and thorns

Flower and thorns

 

Yellow flower with Lechiguilla

Yellow flower with Lechiguilla

 

Arriero

Arriero

 

New graphics on Hidalgo bus

New graphics on Hidalgo bus

 

Hervey's Beetle under the Outrage Wall

Hervey’s Beetle under the Outrage Wall

 

 Climber’s License Plates

I’m slowly adding to the list of climber’s license plates seen in the Potrero.  It’s too bad I didn’t start a while back ‘cuz I would have some very rare sightings such as Hawaii and Rhode Island.

Campeche, Mexico

Campeche, Mexico

 

 Magic Ed’s Watercolors

La Pera

La Pera

Mexica God of Commerce

Mexica God of Commerce

 

Mexican Folk Wisdom

El que demonios da, diablos recibe.

He who gives demons receives devils.

 

Potrero Dreamscapes

 

Dreamscapes #7 Dramatic front side

Dreamscapes #7
Dramatic front side

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