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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Saturday Morning Trek

Ocotillos in front of Tortugas Mountain
We saw a few people hiking out Geothermal Road when we were driving to the west side of Tortugas Mountain this morning, but we ran into nobody on the trails nor in the outback.  The temperature was very mild, making for an enjoyable trek.  We did quite a long one before heading back.  Becca, as usual, took a few shade breaks along the way.  She likes to spin around three of four times before plunking herself down into the sand.
The fruit of the Torrey Yucca

Why it's hard to keep a desert dog clean

Tortugas (Tortoise) Mountain

Prickly Pear Cactus in blooming mode

Unadulterated photo of Strawberry Pitaya Cactus blossoms

Non-computer-enhanced photo of Strawberry Pitaya flowers

Turkey Vultures riding the thermals

Prickly Pear Cactus flower


Dr. K said...

It's so nice that the prickly pear are starting to bloom.

Scott said...

OK, Packrat, I'm appropriately chastised for impugning your photographic integrity!

Jenny-B said...

Beautiful photographs, as always. You should create a photo-book of all your pics - even just to have for yourself. They're gorgeous.

packrat said...


I would never chastise someone of your environmental stature.


packrat said...


Thanks for the compliment.

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