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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Saturday's Desert Hike

Tortugas's rugged foothills
It was a beautiful, but slightly chilly morning for our hike around Tortugas Mountain.  Surprisingly, there were few people out and about.  We did see a couple of mountain bikers in the distance, but never got close to them--which was fine with Becca because she's very suspicious of mountain bikes.  We took a different route, passing by a large Barrel Cactus that I knew would eventually topple over, succumbing to its enormous weight.  Hated to see it fall, though.
Ballooning the desert above Pichacho

On the road again

Multi-spot profile

Toppled Barrel Cactus

Uprooted Barrel Cactus

Barrel Cactus root

Young Barrel Cactus in a barren landscape

The long road around Tortugas Mountain

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I wonder if the root of the barrel cactus will stay alive.

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