|Heading into Soledad Canyon|
When we had climbed into the upper reaches of the trail we stopped to let two guys pass, and I was surprised to discover one of them was Renee, the retired astronomer from the local university. I introduced him to Dr. K, and he introduced us to his friend. We chatted for a few minutes before they moved on.
On our way out of the canyon we encountered quite a large number of people coming in. Can't blame folks for getting out to appreciate nature, and weather conditions for us all were nearly perfect: 60F with much lower humidity than yesterday and a light breeze to cool the effects of the constant sunlight. We got a good workout climbing into the mountains this morning, and I got a lot of good images for the blog.
|Soledad Canyon Trail|
|On the Bar Canyon Trail looking back|
|This and the next 2: Bar Canyon Loop Trail|
|Jet over The Chimney|
|Heading upward toward these formations|
|Sunlight breaking through|
|Having gained elevation, looking back to the gap through which we came|
|We just came this way and . . .|
|. . . we're headed this way|
|Sun through a notch|
|Huge Sotol at altitude|
|You can just barely see two distant hikers, one of whom I know|
|There's that butte|
I like the photos that show all of the sotols on this trail. It was a perfect day for a hike in the desert.
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