|Too many roommates for this pad|
There were other outdoor enthusiasts on and about the mountain, but we didn't run into any; and the parking lot at the Sunset Area was definitely less crowded than it's been in recent days. Not sure why that is.
I had about an hour's worth of cleaning to do when we got back--vacuuming rugs and washing the kitchen floor--and in this high humidity any physical activity tends to tax your body more than normal. So I feel a bit more tired now than I usually do after our morning trek.
|Fluff the magic Cactus Wren|
|Huge packrat midden beneath this Prickly Pear|
|Golf ball courtesy of some kid who drove it from the mountaintop|
|Desert Yule tree|
|Soaptree Yucca stalks|
|This and the next: spent seed pods of Soaptree Yuccas|
|Hamming it up for the camera|
|More Soaptree Yucca stalks|
|Leading the way back|
|Twin-spotted Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus bimaculosus)|