|Looking northward across the Tellbrook Arroyo|
We took quite a few shade breaks during our outing even though the temperature was in the low-60s. The sun had such force, though, that it's a real physical presence. I have no problem stopping in shadows because I don't like being hot, either.
We did our usual hike today: down LDR-A arroyo, east on the cross trail to the new arroyo, up the left branch, down the middle branch, and then up and out along the right branch, but not before we took a prolonged break at our favorite small mesquite tree.
|This & next: Desert Willow|
|My guess is American Goldfinch|
|Three new stalks|
|These Ocotillos are finally leafing out|
|Willow and Frio|