|Starting off in an arroyo|
Turning south on the Crosscut I headed up to the southernmost dirt road and followed it to the outermost dirt road that loops around Tortugas Mountain. At the intersection with the northernmost dirt road I headed west along it all the way to Geothermal.
From there it was a quick jaunt westward until I reached the parking area next to the gate where I'd left the Jeep Commander.
|Cactus Wren in a Mesquite Tree|
|Weather at start|
|You can follow it to the mountaintop|
|Flank of Tortugas and the Organ Mountains|
|Branching out on one's own|
|This and the next: desert roads|
|A different arroyo west of the mountain|
|This and the next: Wooly Paperflowers turning to paper|
|Just north of a small arroyo|
|The long view of Tortugas and the Organ Mountains|
|This and the next: perhaps the tallest Ocotillo I've ever seen|
|I'm 5' 11"|