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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

To Bridal Veil Falls and Back

Down canyon on the Bridal Veil Falls Trail
At the beginning of our hike we ran into Phil and his black Lab, Murphy,  Becca and Murphy played while we chatted.  After that we saw nobody else on our long trek.  It was a little hot in spots, but an obliging wind cooled us down at just the right times.  The falls was running a little harder because of recent rains, as attested to by the video below.  We were a little tired when we got back to the Jeep, but we felt well-rewarded by the beautiful things we saw along the way.
We'll be down in that chasm in no time

The millipedes in the mountains are a different color than in the desert

The Beckster and the Packster

Sacramento Prickly Poppies

The Sacramento Prickly Poppy is an endangered species

Apache Plume flowers

Bridal Veil Falls

An old realty sign near the abandoned ranch across from the falls

The creek

The top part of this cairn reminded me of Wile E. Coyote

Swallowtail Butterfly

Working a thistle

Grass near the creek


3 comments:

Dr. K said...

That's a very large waterfall for the desert southwest.

Scott said...

Meep...meep!

Snag that old realty sign; it's got to be worth some money at an antique store or a TGIFridays.

packrat said...

If I snag that sign, Scott, I'm liable to end up in the hoosegow (fr. Spanish "juzgado" = "courtroom."

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