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Friday, July 29, 2022

Downpour Evidence

First 2:  Dayflower
A big rainstorm yesterday in the early evening left the atmosphere saturated with moisture, which Dr. K, Willow, Frio and I felt in abundance during our trek this morning.  Combined with blazing sun and the absence of significant wind the humidity made conditions miserable for a desert hike.

We persevered, nonetheless, following our usual route down LDR-A arroyo, east on the east/west cross trail, up the left branch, down the middle branch and then up and out of the right branch.

We all seemed pretty eager to have the hike over with, and we reveled in the air-conditioned comfort of the CR-V during the short ride home.


Black-throated Sparrow

This & next:  Prickly Pear fruit


Distant view of Tortugas and the Organs

This & next:  same Barrel Cactus


Heelers with Dr. K

Frio and Willow

This & next 2:  same Barrel Cactus



This & next 3:  three different Barrel Cacti





Headed up the right branch

Ocotillo in the right branch

Ocotillos on the hill west of Right Branch Arroyo

The rest:  Swainson's Hawk



 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Beautiful photos of the Swainson's Hawk, especially the first image.

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,...