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Friday, August 19, 2016

No Coyote

Ocotillo Moon
Becca and I headed immediately for the area west of Tortugas Mountain where we had encountered a "forlorn" Coyote yesterday morning.  He/she wasn't there, and we heard no yelping or howling during our long hike.  The only critters we saw on our trek were birds and a few Black-tailed Jackrabbits (like the one pictured below).  As we were headed in from the outback we heard a distant calling from the road to the mountaintop.  It was our friend Gregg who had spotted us from his elevated perch and wanted to let us know he'd seen us from a great distance.
Devil's Head (about the size of a tennis ball)

Heading for the high foothills of Tortugas Mountain

View from the high foothills

Heading down the western slope

In the lower desert now

Black-tailed Jackrabbit

Crossing through an arroyo west of the mountain

Large-marble-size stone

Two birds with one pic (Black-throated Sparrow, left)

Sandy break

Heading in after searching for Mr./Ms. Coyote

Above the red dot:  our friend Gregg heading up the mountain

Gregg (left) about to cross paths with a hiker coming down the mountain


Dr. K said...

I really like the arrangement of the Ocotillo Moon photo (and I like that photo caption, too).

packrat said...

Thanks, Dr. K. :)

Grand View--Not

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