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Thursday, September 27, 2018

What's Thor Up To?

Becca and I took a much longer hike west of Tortugas Mountain this morning, and only when we were in the last fourth of our trek did it begin to seem a bit warm.  We are headed for a high of 84F, which is close to normal for this time of year.  We didn't see many outdoor enthusiasts in the desert during our peregrinations, and there were few cars in the Sunset Area parking lot when we finished up.  The area west of the mountain has become increasingly crowded over the past couple of years, and we always appreciate it more when it's uncrowded.
Western Fritillary

What are you squawking about?  (Roadrunner)

Hairy False Goldenaster

Hairy False Goldenaster

Soaptree Yucca skeleton

Rodent tracks

My happy companion

Far west of Tortugas

Guess who's resting in the shade of this Ocotillo?

Yep--it's Becca

Mr. Lizaaard

Our little buddy

Single Barrel Cactus fruit

About to head back

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

That's a funny photo of the roadrunner squawking, Packrat.

Heat Harbinger

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