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Sunday, July 19, 2020

Barely a Breeze

This and the next:  morning sky at start
Although it wasn't as hot this morning as yesterday it was a bit more humid; with the sun pounding down and no breeze to speak of we really felt the heat.

On the way down LDR-A we spotted a 3 1/2-foot Barrel Cactus we'd passed numerous times without ever seeing it before.  It was a leaning beauty we'll have to monitor for blossoms in the coming days.

We trekked all the way up to Second Arroyo, hiked eastward in it until we came to our preferred shady spot, rested and hydrated before heading back.

On the way up LDR to the waiting CR-V we encountered a young woman jogging northward.  We stepped aside to let her pass, exchanging greetings as she went by.  Willow and Frio were very well behaved (with the aid of a few treats), never once barking or whimpering at the woman.

Dr. K (dressed for desert hiking) and the Heelers

This and the next 4:  Barrel Cactus we noticed this morning for the first time





Frio and Willow

Camouflage

This and the next:  Soaptree Yucca leaves


Wash (aka "arroyo")

Swainson's Hawk high up

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Nice photos of that barrel cactus that we just noticed today.

Again on the Grand View

At the lower trailhead Willow, Frio, Dr. K and I did the Grand View Trail again this morning, hiking nearly all of it today.  We ran into on...