|Bushwhacking off the long dirt road|
Midway between Tellbrook and the southernmost east/west dirt road head east into the desert for some serious bushwhacking. Angle northeast for a quarter mile until cresting the small hill and follow a short ridgeline eastward and then northeasterly until reaching the east/west dirt road.
Take the dirt road east until it insects with an old disused dirt road that eventually heads southwesterly into an often-explored arroyo, and then trek through the arroyo to the north and exit at the base of a small rise that leads back to the east/west dirt road. From there it's a matter of deciding whether to follow the road a short distance before bushwhacking back through the desert or going all the way to the intersection with the long dirt road.
This morning we went back to the long dirt road and hiked it all the way up to our CR-V.
|This and the next: Roadrunner in an Ocotillo|
|Further into the hills|
|Abert Wild Buckwheat|
|Even higher in the hills|
|This and the next: fall color on an Ocotillo in spring|
|Becoming a Desert Marigold|
|I see three clumps of hedgehog cacti|
|This one is a Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus|
|There's a tiny moon in this image|
|Dry Brush filter|
|Plastic Wrap filter|
|One Heeler loves rolling in the sand|
|Willow is not a fan of sand-rolling Heelers|
|This and the next: Frio doing his thing|
|Willow thinking, "What is wrong with him?"|
|Now that's how Heelers should behave|
|Low-flying Turkey Vulture|
|This and the next: I've watched this little Hedgehog grow for two years|
|The rest: Swainson's Hawk|