|This and the next: photos taken while bushwhacking|
We climbed out of the arroyo onto a long disused dirt road--only today there was evidence that the road was used as recently as yesterday: tire tracks that indicate somebody drove a truck or SUV out of the main east/west arroyo and up the tributary arroyo that leads to the disused dirt road. Moron.
From there the Heelers and I hiked back to the east/west dirt road, retraced our steps and bushwhacked through the desert back to the long dirt road. Then it was our daily slog back up to the waiting CR-V. All things considered it was a good hike even though the temperature was rising quickly.
|Already blooming since yesterday|
|The Medusa of Ocotillos|
|Bouquet of Desert Zinnia (Zinnia acerosa)|
|This and the next: Green Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus|
|Heelers and I headed back to the CR-V|
|Creosote in bloom all over the desert|
|White Tackstem and Creosote|