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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Runners on the Mountain

Hot-air ballooning
I should have known there was going to be a lot of activity on and around Tortugas Mountain when Becca and I saw a huge RV parked at the Sunset Area entrance road.  Sure enough, an organized race was just getting started.  We avoided the brunt of runners, but we couldn't avoid them altogether, and on the inbound leg we had to slow down in order not to overtake three "spent" participants who were walking like snails ahead of us.
A slice of shadow

Not as dangerous as it looks


Forget the photography, let's hike

Setting down in the desert

Contrail smudge and clouds

Watching jackrabbits

A type of nipple cactus

Wait until spring to see its fantastic blossoms

Scouting the territory

I love Loggerhead Shrikes

Bishop Cap

Arroyo west of Tortugas

A day at the beach

West of the mountains

Western Peppergrass in bloom

Velvety Nerisyrenia (mustard family)

Velvety Nerisyrean and friend

Breakfast nectar break


Dr. K said...

You've outdone yourself with those beautiful photos of the bee feasting on the blossoms, Packrat.

packrat said...

Why thank you, Dr. K. :)

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