|Entering an arroyo from the Crosscut Trail|
Becca and I did a long hike on the west side of the mountain, taking the Crosscut Trail to where it crosses a large arroyo that originates high on the mountain. We followed the arroyo bed west to where it intersects with the road that strikes all the way across the desert to Tellbrook Road--where Becca and i did an afternoon hike several days ago.
|Looking back at Tortugas|
|Soaptree Yuccas growing in the middle of the arroyo|
|Tortugas and the Organs|
|It will be a while until these Ocotillos begin leafing out|