After the Organ mountains, the next day we tried Franklin mountains, somewhat lower in elevation but with enough drama and wind to keep the 3+ mile hike interesting. This state park is within the city limits of El Paso.
This view shows the layers of rocks, made over millions of years, visible from a nearby visitor center.
The drama is created by the rugged landscape with craggy rocks, in sandy desert colors against a pure cobalt blue sky.
We (well, I 🙃) wanted to see the Aztec caves, but it was a bit much after our hike, so I did get a few photos of it to sketch.
I hope you’re able to view this video showing the wind that day!
(Be sure to listen for the genuine Texas Yeeehawww! 🤠)
Just click on this link: Franklin Mtn wind