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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Me and Frio McGee

Mr. Frio in Second Arroyo
Because Willow had a noticeable limp in her right front leg this morning I decided to take Frio out alone on our daily trek.

We took a water break in Second Arroyo before hiking up to the southernmost dirt road and following it east all the way to the outer loop road around Tortugas.  Along the way I stopped to photograph scenes I hadn't captured in nearly a year; unfortunately, though, the light wasn't good and the images came out accordingly.

Additionally, it was hot and humid, which made conditions almost unbearable, made worse because we went so much further than usual.  My only other gripe has to do with the state of the long dirt road (LDR); in places it's been churned into powdery sand from so many vehicles driving across it recently.  For much of the way the trek is a real slog, the sensation akin to carrying a heavy backpack across a beach.

Road to Tortugas

This & next 2:  never seen so many grasses out here



Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis)

This & next 2:  Ocotillos turning yellow and brown



Last 2:  perspective


 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Nice photo of the Western Kingbird.

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...