|The road in|
From there we followed an animal trail west and southwest along the ridgeline until we intersected with LDR. We headed south on the long dirt road until we crested the hill in the upper flatland where the CR-V was parked.
We saw no humans or dogs, but we did have two encounters with critters: a Black-tailed Jackrabbit who crossed the trail far enough ahead of us to not arouse the Heelers excessively, and a very close encounter with a covey of quail who were wise enough to stay relatively calm in the cover of the dense desert chaparral.
By the time we reached our vehicle the sun was shining brightly.
|This and the next: patches of blue|
|This and the next: computer-enhanced experiment|
|This meat has gone bad (kidding--it's a rock)|
|This and the next 4: same Claret Cup Cactus|
|This and the next: Willow and Frio|
|Bushwhacking up to a hill north of First Arroyo|
|This and the next: Gambel's Quail|
|This and the next 2: different Claret Cup Cactus|
|This & the next: fork in the road & the Doña Ana Mountains|