|Devil's Head Cactus (aka Blue Barrel, Echinocactus horizonthalonius)|
On the way back in we crossed paths with a young woman jogging with her two dogs, friendly pups who stopped to greet us, the brown one licking my fingers when I petted it--made me miss having a dog, who are among the finest creatures on earth.
The Sunset Area was slightly crowded when we got there, but not nearly as packed as if could have been for a Sunday morning in mid-December, with a high temperature slated to be 65F.
|Looking southwest to the Potrillos Mountains|
|Bushwhacking through here|
|Soaptree Yuccas in a small arroyo west of the mountain|
|Footloose and fancy free|
|Small alien we turned up while bushwhacking|
|Tortugas and the Organs|
|From a ridge near here we watched a mama Javelina and her baby scoot away|
|This and the next: Soaptree Yuccas|
|Dr. K beside a tall Torrey Yucca|
|Me next to the same yucca|
|Said Torrey Yucca|
|Headed up an arroyo back toward Tortugas Mountain|