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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Low Water Pressure

Old railroad trestle across the creek
Dr. K, Becca and I hit the Bridal Veil Falls Trail at about 8:55 a.m. when nobody else was around.  We made it almost all the way to the falls before we ran into a woman and a young man hiking the opposite way.  Due to our continued drought it was quite dismaying to see how little water was falling over the cliff; it couldn't be called a "trickle," but it looked pretty pathetic.  We spent about 2 1/2 hours trekking and photographing, and during that entire time we ran into only 8 people--not bad for a Saturday morning.
Footbridge across the same creek

Horsing around with an image



Looking at the trestle from the far side

White Sands in shadow

Down the Bridal Veil Falls Trail

Further along the BVFT

Juniper country 1

Juniper country 2

It's called "Allthorn" because, well, it's all thorn

Crazy clouds

Way ahead of the pack

I wanted to try the image in color and . . .

. . . black-and-white

So I did it again (color, naturally)


Contrail and its shadow

The sun was in and out all hike long

Some hilly, mountainous territory

Loving the clouds

Whatever it is it grows close to the ground

Striking a pose

A tall, Soaptree Yucca

We've been told it's an apricot tree

Apricot flowers?

Bridal Veil Falls

Who's in the ramada?

Why it's Dr. K and Becca

More Apricot flowers

Riparian woodland

Dry creek bed

Becca and me next to a normal-size Cholla

Becca and me beside a Tree Cholla

White Sands in sunlight

Didn't get a good shot of this daring young man in his flying machine

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

There were a lot of crazy clouds on this hike, Packrat, as you said. Beautiful photos. A great way to spend a Saturday.

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