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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Lone Hiker

Ash-throated Flycatcher
I got an early start on a morning trek even though Becca wasn't hiking with me; it's going to be 96F today, and I wanted to beat the heat.  I accomplished that with the help of a nice breeze that picked up about midway through my explorations.  Although there were quite a few vehicles parked in the Sunset area lot and along the road leading in I didn't see many people out in the desert, and I ran into nobody.  Unfortunately on the way back there was some idiot about halfway up Tortugas Mountain's west face singing loudly for all to hear.
Ash-throated Flycatcher

I hate paparazzi

Talk about a deep arroyo

Looking up the deep arroyo


Old and new

B&W desert just west of Tortugas Mountain

Could it be a Carpenter Bee?

Soaptree Yucca flowers

Climbing Milkweed (Funastrum cynanchoides)

Don't talk to me

Let me out of here

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

The desert floor looks so brown and dry. We really need some good rain. But the desert plants know how to thrive in these conditions.

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