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Wednesday, April 2, 2014


On a well-traveled trail
The 90% represents the amount of time Becca and I spent bushwhacking across the desert floor this morning.  Again, we didn't start off with that intention; the trek just evolved that way.  We got to following some deer tracks off the beaten path, and one adventure followed another until we finally got back on the trail to where we'd left the Jeep.  Now that it's getting hotter outside I must admit to have thoughts about rattlesnake encounters.  Whenever we bushwhack I always command Becca to follow behind me.  She always obeys nicely.
Pinacate Beetle (genus Eleodes = "olivelike" in Greek)

Bushwhacking across the rolling Chihuahuan Desert

Claret Cup Cactus

Flowers of the Claret Cup

Some serious bushwhacking through here

Three amigos all in one Trecul Yucca


A Soaptree Yucca grows in a sandy area

The two Barrel Cacti in the foreground are probably clones

We'll end up at the base of Tortugas Mountain (left)

One tall Torrey Yucca.  They can grow to twenty feet

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

That beetle looks a lot like an olive.

Hump Day Hawk

Tortugas and the Organs We got a fairly early start this morning so it wasn't hot at all:  62F.  The cloud cover helped the temperature ...