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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Better Than Church

Just off the side of LDR
Weather app read "37F, feels like 33F," but it felt much warmer when we started out this morning.  No clouds, no breeze to speak of, and plenty of sunshine.  Both Dr. K and I were nearly hot on the return leg of our journey.

Hiked up to a ridge south of First Arroyo, climbed up into the hills above, and then took our time moseying over to the spot chosen for our descent into the sandy, dry river of life for this section of desert.  Had some water, took some photos, then headed back.

We saw nobody else out there on this fine church-going Sunday morning as we communed with the spirit of nature.

Bushwhacking west of the mountains

This and the next:  from the western hills


This and the next:  the view from this Barrel Cactus


Heelers with Dr. K

Willow and Frio

Looking west from the hills

Maybe 10 miles from here to the Organs

Closer to the mountains

The Dioscuri

The desert above First Arroyo

First Arroyo runs out of the west side of Tortugas Mountain

Frio and Willow

This and the last:  Torrey Yucca on the bank of First Arroyo


 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I really like these photos from our bushwhacking adventure, especially the ones of the Barrel Cactus.

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