|Just starting off in Soledad Canyon|
As we got closer to the trailhead we ran into several groups of hikers, all trekking with dogs. It was nice to see so many people appreciating nature with their canines. Far too many people get dogs for protecting their property and never let the animals out of the yard.
We saw a few "puzzling" things during our outing today: an expensive shirt jacket that was hung on the branch of a juniper and a Rubik's Cube left in the middle of the trail not far from the parking lot.
|This and the next: odd thing to find in the middle of the trail|
|This and the next 2: heading into the canyon|
|Don't know which kind of trees these are|
|Turning onto the Bar Canyon Loop Trail|
|A wide arroyo runs through the gully|
|The trail hues closely to the bottom of the slope near the two junipers at left|
|This and the next: Sotols just off the trail|
|This and the next 2: all brighter green plants are Sotols|
|Yucca in the foreground, Sotol with two stalks|
|The trail curves through here|
|2 vehicles in the lot when we arrived, 18 when we left|