|At the side of LDR-A|
We trekked up to the second arroyo and went through our normal routine, ducking in for a brief respite: water and shade break, landscape photography and a slow walk back to the long dirt road for our return trip to the waiting CR-V.
We ran into one other outdoor enthusiast this morning, an elderly woman the Heelers and I have seen before; she's a two-stick hiker who moves at quite a brisk pace. This morning we crossed paths near enough so that I could ask about the trail she follows all the way back to our neighborhood, and she was kind enough to tell us about it before we all parted ways.
|The long view of Tortugas and the Organ Mountains|
|This and the next: Ocotillos greening out after Friday's rain|
|Closing in a bit on Tortugas and the Organs|
|Looking back up LDR-A|
|Millipede in a defensive mandala position|
|Dr. K and the Heelers heading up the long dirt road|
|This and the next: Soaptree Yuccas at the arroyo bank|
|Had to climb a small hill to get this shot|
|This and the next 2: Ocotillos leafing out|
|The desert is pretty green after Friday's storm|
|This and the next 3: Ocotillos|
|This and the next: pretty sure it's a Wolf Spider|
|Hanging out just below the roof line|