|First two images from Part 1 of today's hikes|
My hike was pretty amazing because I got to wend my way along the major arroyo that parallels Geothermal, the bed of the wash made easily passable because of recent rains that left a drying-mud "concrete" in their wake. I went east almost to Tortugas Mountain before heading south along a dirt road that intersects with the northernmost east/west dirt road.
The biggest benefit from my solo trek was encountering birds, bees, butterflies, hawks and Roadrunners during the exploration. The most colorful benefit derived from discovering numerous Barrel Cacti growing alongside the arroyo banks.
|Roadrunner says, "Put that in your pipe and smoke it."|
|Large arroyo west of Tortugas Mountain|
|Bee on Climbing Milkweed|
|Another bee on milkweed|
|This & next 2: major arroyo out of the mountain's west side|
|Until otherwise captioned all single Barrel Cacti|
|This and next 6: triple Barrel Cactus|
|A real roller coaster of a road|