|This and the next: Mormon Tea flowers
Surprisingly there were a lot or outdoor enthusiasts around the mountain, and we ran into one right off--a woman who was finishing her hike. After a minor bushwhacking adventure into a sandy area west of Tortugas, Becca and I headed back. On the way in we ran into three hikers with a dog. I put Becca on lead, although I think she'd have been fine off because the other canine seemed very friendly.
We had a nice, fairly long hike despite the humidity, but I think our evaporative cooler here at home will be put to use much earlier today than it was yesterday.
|A happy hiker
|Happy Hiker on break
|Base of a gnarly old Ocotillo
|Harey the Black-tailed Jackrabbit
|Giving me the cold shoulder
|This and the next 3: the same Soaptree Yucca
|This and the next: same Soaptree Yucca
|Leaning flower stalk of a Soaptree Yucca
|Same Soaptree with leaning flower stalk