|Southwest from LDR-A|
Small pesky bees pestered us almost the entire hike, the same one or two revolving around us while they angrily(?) displayed their annoyance at our presence.
And then the poo de grâce: as we scaled the steep incline on LDR Willow lurched toward a pile of dog crap, but pretended to listen when I said, "No!" A second later, though, she dashed over to mark the fecal matter, stepping into it full on with her back right foot. I was forced to scrape her paw in the dirt and then empty a water bottle on it prior to getting into the CR-V. It was then I noticed the deep purple bruise above the wrist on my left arm, incurred, presumably, when I hurriedly removed my daypack to get at the water.
All things considered, quite an outing today.
|Frio and Willow on the road again|
|Leaning Tower of Yucca|
|This & the next 2: Mesquite flowers and buds|
|Sun through Soaptree Yucca leaves|
|Looking east in First Arroyo|
|This and the next 2: Willow and Frio|
|This and the next: deadwood in First Arroyo|
|This & the next: same view over Tortugas Mountain|
|Tortugas and the Organs|
|Mesquite and the mountains|
|Hills west of the Organ Mountains|