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Saturday, July 2, 2022

Awful Not Brutal

View from LDR-A arroyo
Once Willow, Frio and I got started this morning it didn't take long to realize it was awfully out there; last night's rain left behind high humidity, the sun beat down on us, and there was nary a breeze to ameliorate the heat.

We took lots of shade breaks along our normal route, and nobody seemed in a hurry to get back into the sun once we found a good shadow.

I was unable to get a decent photo of the Swainson's Hawk I spotted perched atop a Soaptree Yucca stalk because it was too distant, and I couldn't steady my hold on the camera enough to zoom in sufficiently.

Crossing from Left Branch to Right Branch arroyo

Looking north in Left Branch Arroyo

This & next:  Ocotillo and Tortugas Mountain


This & next:  Swainson's Hawk


Frio and Willow in Middle Branch Arroyo yucca shadow

Yucca fruit

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Frio and Willow sure do know how to make the most of that Yucca's slim shadow.

High, High Humidity

Too hot to hike 72F at the start of our hike, which isn't too bad, but the humidity was sky high; it made for an unpleasant trek. Dr. K,...