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Friday, March 30, 2018

Good Friday Trek

Crotch shot
Becca and I completely forgot what Good Friday is like on the Sunset side of the mountain.  Well, I forgot.  In fact, I even forgot it was Good Friday.  Despite people being off for the holiday it wasn't very crowded at first; we ran into only one guy jogging with a tiny dog.  On the way back in, though, I realized something was up; and by "up" I mean large crowds heading up the mountain road.  Why are kids out of school I wondered before it occurred to me that today was part of the Easter holiday.  Back at the parking area the upper lot was completely full, and people had parked all along the entrance road on both sides.  Even the lot alongside Dripping Springs Road was filled to capacity.
Heading down the newer section of the single-track

Yuccas in bloom

Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)

A young Loggerhead Shrike calling to the other (above)

Can't tell how young it is

Can't wait until this baby blooms

What would you say?

Yucca in bloom down in a gully

Best shot I could get of it

My old friend the yucca baboon

Good Friday outdoor enthusiasts parked along the entrance road

Closeup look at yucca blossoms

An even closer look

Hiking in slippers?  Sandals?

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

There are more parked cars on the side of road than I've ever seen before. I guess you can't blame people for wanting to enjoy the desert.

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