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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Woden's Day Trek

Starting to bushwhack
The Heelers and I basically did the same hike we did yesterday only a bit shorter; we bushwhacked a little less because we'd done so much on Tuesday.  We saw a few other people out there--a woman running with her white dog and some guy driving a small passenger car on dirt roads not meant for ordinary vehicles.

We stayed far away from everybody because we were crossing the desert where there were no trails, just sandy washes, arroyos and gaps in the vegetation.  Willow and Frio like it that way because they often spot Jackrabbits running away from us and that gets their Heeler juices flowing.

The only thing I dislike about the area where we've been hiking is trudging back up the long dirt road to our CR-V; it's like trekking across a sandy beach where people have been playing volleyball.
Passing through this type of terrain

On break

Prickly Pear

This and the next:  Ocotillo and the mountains


Torrey Yucca flowers

All reds are Scarlet or Claret Cup Hedgehog Cacti




Soaptrees in the hills west of Tortugas





Desert Sumac

3 comments:

Dr. K said...

That's a beautiful close-up photo of the Torrey Yucca blossoms. These close-up photos really show how lovely these flowers are, which you can't always tell from a distance.

JACQUELINE said...

Stunning! The desert's looking amazing. Wish I was there.

packrat said...

It's been very pleasant, Jacqui, but things are starting to heat up. :)

Bushwhack, Etc.

Sure sign of autumn in the desert:  leafless Ocotillos 71F when Willow, Frio and I hit the trail this morning, but it felt much hotter--humi...