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Saturday, October 17, 2020

First Arroyo on Saturday

Just getting started
Late start after a tasty pancake breakfast prepared by Dr. K this morning.  Then it was on to our regular hiking spot off Tellbrook.  We hiked up to First Arroyo, spotting one couple while heading down LDR-A and encountering another couple just as we started on LDR.

We took a brief shade and water break inside the arroyo before heading back.  Although it was cool at the beginning of our trek (52F) we're headed for a high of 90F--way too hot for mid-October in the northern Chihuahuan Desert.

Ocotillos

Soaptree Yuccas on the arroyo bank

Mesquite

This and the next 6:  Soaptree Yuccas







This and the next:  Willow and Frio


Barrel Cactus fruit ripening nicely

The long view

Bee fly

Pretty sure it's Poecilanthrax effrenus (a bee fly)

Hairy False Goldenaster

Sunlight on screen background

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I really like the photo of the bee on the Hairy False Goldenaster.

Bushwhack, Etc.

Sure sign of autumn in the desert:  leafless Ocotillos 71F when Willow, Frio and I hit the trail this morning, but it felt much hotter--humi...