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Wednesday, May 15, 2019


Yucca stalk cross at the center of a bush called Crucifixion Thorn
Even though Becca and I got an early start this morning it already felt rather hot out there; then neither one of us really seemed in the mood for our daily trek.  I abbreviated the hike because of that, but not radically.  We still got in some decent exercise.

Even though there were a lot of vehicles in the Sunset Area parking lot, we only saw a few hikers west of the mountain; and we had a direct encounter with only one, a guy named Bob, who is a hardcore critic of Donald Trump.  Nice to know that there are still people in this world who possess common sense.
Soaptree Yuccas

This Soaptree Yucca and Ocotillo grew up together

Intrepid desert dog

This and the next two:  best buds

In a pickle:  yucca fruit

Northern Mockingbird (computer enhanced)

Slope of Tortugas and the Organs

Count the Soaptree Yuccas

Two guys walking Geothermal Road

I think I like this one best


West side of Tortugas

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Those thorns on the prickly pear pads are pretty intimidating.

Hump Day Hawk

Tortugas and the Organs We got a fairly early start this morning so it wasn't hot at all:  62F.  The cloud cover helped the temperature ...