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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Over the Hump Trek

Always happy to get an early start
Becca and I got an early start on our trek this morning, and we pretty much stuck to the well-traveled trails west of Tortugas Mountain; we did venture up the east/west arroyo, heading back toward the mountain.  We ran into Courtney and her dog, Pepper, on the road leading to the mountaintop.  Pepper was wearing saddlebags with water inside, and she was completely well behaved while carrying them.
Ocotillo blossom

Soaptree Yucca flower stalk

Soon this will be covered in white yucca flowers

Pale Evening Primrose

Evening Primrose

Variegated Fritillary?

Rock egg

Claret Cup Hedgehog Cactus

West of Tortugas

Headed back up the mountain

Pepper toting water in her saddlebags

Pepper is such a good dog

Scott's Oriole



Desert Cottontail standing to eat Desert Broom

The bunny hop?




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2 comments:

Dr. K said...

Funny photos of the bunny hop, Packrat.

packrat said...

:), Dr. K.

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