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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Pilgrims' Progress

Mile-long line of pilgrims' cars
Because the Sunset Parking area was overflowing this morning due to the annual pilgrimage to the top of Tortugas Mountain, Becca and I went to the east side of the Tortoise.  We hiked about two-thirds of the way around the mountain before turning back.   On the way we met JC and hiked with him for about half an hour.  It was a very pleasant day in the desert, though still quite humid.

Black-throated Sparrow

Large mound of Strawberry Pitaya Cactus

Pilgrims heading for the shrine on Tortugas Mountain

Small forest of Torrey Yuccas

Is that Superman on the mount?

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

The climb up Tortugas is an important religious ritual for hundreds of people in this area.

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