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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Thursday Trek

About to dip into a gully
Becca and I got a fairly early start on our morning trek, hiking the trail that hugs the western flank of the mountain before dropping down into the lower desert.  We did an extra-long loop into the outback in our constant search for critters, but it was only until we had almost finished our exploration that Becca spotted two Coyotes about an eighth mile from the Sunset Area parking lot.  As is usually the case with Canis latrans the two critters willed themselves to disappear before I could get a decent shot of the pair.
I'm not on a stepladder, the gully is that deep

Bare branches

Prickly relationship:  Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus and Parry's Agave

Mountain biking in the remote desert

Ocotillos and the Organs

Closer look at the Ocotillos

Baby-poop geode

Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)

Hard climb

Different Loggerhead Shrike

Trail through the Ocotillos

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Packrat, I'm glad you added that interesting rock to your collection of rocks from all of the hikes you've done over the years.

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