|Heading east in Second Arroyo|
Nevertheless, the three of us trekked up to Second Arroyo, entered and stopped briefly for a photo-op. Then we headed eastward in the arroyo, bushwhacked over the ridge through First Arroyo, and kept going until we broached the hill that runs east/west from Tortugas Mountain. In the distance I spotted a Coyote carrying what looked to be a rodent, but neither of the Heelers saw it.
We followed a little-used single-track trail back down to LDR and then hiked south back into the upper flatland and our waiting CR-V. Even though Willow pulled excessively on the lead, which is often the case, we three had a decent long trek in our section of the northern Chihuahuan Desert.
|This and the next: Heelers in the lead|
|Looking back in Second Arroyo|
|This and the next: crossing over the ridge beyond First Arroyo|
|Long view from the hills northwest of the mountains|
|Small Barrel Cactus|