|Paralleling the west side of Tortugas Mountain|
Because the stiff wind was persistent I hiked over to the mountain road, followed it to Geothermal, cut through the Lineworkers grounds to the road leading to the arroyo, bushwhacked over to the road leading to the single-track and followed the single-track back into the mountain foothills. Took the trail across Tortugas's western flank to the mountain road and then retraced my initial route in reverse.
There was only one vehicle in the Sunset Area Parking lot when I got out there this morning, and only four in the lot when I finished up.
|Geothermal Road looking west|
|Cow Tongue Prickly Pear|
|This and the next: Jackrabbit in the grass|
|Trying to get a good photo of a raven in flight|
|Starting back up the mountaibn|
|Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus|
|Claret Cup Hedgehog Cactus|