The canyon was really beautiful this morning, the clouds and light making for good photography conditions. Insanely enough I took 130 shots, many of which were easily discardable. I was hoping to spot some deer during my trek, but all I saw was deer scat.
On the way out I encountered three pairs of hikers, the first a young man and woman who asked if I'd do a favor and take a photo of them with the woman's iPhone. I took two, and they seemed satisfied with the results.
Because of the intermittent cloud cover it wasn't as hot out there this morning as it could have been considering we're headed for another 100-degree day.
|Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus|
|Compare Sotol at left (10') with those near the cliffs for a sense of distance|
|Picacho Peak (left-center middle distance) from the Organ Mountains|
|Observatory atop Tortugas Mountain from the Organs|
|Tortugas Mountain w/observatory and Florida Mountains 50 miles distant|
|Small Fishhook Barrel Cactus|
|Whitethorn Acacia and The Chimney|
|Don't know what this is|
|Apache Plume flowers|