|This and the next 3: small (2 1/2') Gopher Snake|
Two people were coming up behind us on the outbound leg, but they never caught up nor passed while we were in the arroyo; they must have decided to turn back before they reached the entrance to Second Arroyo.
The only interesting encounter we had was with a small Gopher Snake that decided not to move out of our way as we approached. I took a few photos before we all had to go around it. The GS seemed entirely unperturbed by our presence.
|Sun through Ocotillo|
|This and the next 2: Allthorn budding out|
|Frio and Willow|
|This and the next: still smoky in our desert|
|An expanse of Chihuahuan Desert|
|Dr. K and the Heelers|
|Dead Tree in Second Arroyo|
|This and the next: Stingleaf|
|This and the next: Golden Crownbeard (Verbesina encelioides)|