|This and the next 6: same Swainson's Hawk|
We saw nobody else during the rest of our trek, which consisted of traveling up to Second Arroyo, ducking in for a shade and water break, and then returning to our waiting CR-V.
Just as we were finishing up a very slight breeze arose, but it was too little too late; I was, by then, perspiring enough already to have tied my moisture-absorbing towel onto the right shoulder strap of my pack in order to keep sweat salt out of my eyes.
|This and the next: we've not had a good crop of Prickly Pear pears this season|
|Water from the same cup|
|This and the next: Frio|
|This and the next: Willow|
|Honey Mesquite thorns|
|This and the next: same Gambel's Quail|
|Dr. K with the Heelers|
|This and the next: Southwestern Earless Lizard|
|One of two Swainson's Hawks riding the thermals|