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Friday, January 20, 2012

On- And Off-Trail

Bushwhacking Becca
There's nothing wrong with bushwhacking in the desert as long as you're very careful.  Getting off of established trails puts you at risk of getting jabbed by any number of sharp things.  At least at this time of year those sharp things aren't the fangs of an angry Rattler.  Today I had a cactus spike so deeply embedded in my boot I had to remove it with needle-nose pliers.

Finding her way through the desert

A four-inch long rock that looks like a geode

Long view across the desert

Cycle of life:  new Barrel Cactus (top) springing from the old

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

It's been so warm lately it feels like spring.

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