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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Another Geothermal Day

This and the next:  the road paralleling Geothermal Road
Dr. K, Frio, Willow and I left Whitey the CR-V parked at the barriers at the west end of Geothermal Road, hiked a ways up the dirt road and then bushwhacked through a heavily flora-laden arroyo to reach the northernmost dirt road that parallels Geothermal heading east.

We found no clear path through the brambles, cactus and mesquite lining the southern bank of the arroyo so we had to zig-zag this way and that to make it through to the steep slope leading to the road; it was quite a workout.

We saw nobody out there, and only had a brief encounter with a low-flying hawk that both Willow and Frio wanted to chase.  There were no cars parked near the barriers when we left, and there were none there when we finished our hike later in the morning.

The desert between here and there

West of the mountains

The way back east

Willow (left), Frio and me

3 comments:

Dr. K said...

That's a nice photo of the 3 of you during our hike.

scotmet said...

Frio and Willow are looking very content.

packrat said...

They're content even when roughhousing, Scott. :)

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