|Starting to bushwhack|
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|
|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|