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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Abbreviated Hike

It was already hot on the trail this morning when we set off on our exploratory hike. The sun beat down on our heads, and there was no breeze to ameliorate the heat. But the desert was beautiful in its new green finery, and the vistas were splendid as usual. Here's a shot looking north from the Tortugas Mountain trail, sunrise side.
Desert Zinnia was blooming everywhere.
A close-up photo of the pretty flowers.
A look back at the mountain and the green-yellow desert floor.
A look overhead at the hopeful scavenger that drooled on our necks. When Research Associate Becca saw him she insisted we get back right away.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I think YOU wanted to get back right away. Becca would only want to chase the fun birdie...

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