|This and the next: mountain bikers|
Ran into the mountain bikers pictured here several times during my peregrination; I've encountered them fairly often in the Tortugas Mountain Trails section of the desert before. I've even seen them heading toward the mountain from our neighborhood early on a Sunday morning. They're all really friendly guys who are dedicated to their particular sport.
There were other outdoor enthusiasts on and about the mountain, but I didn't run into any. The Sunset Area parking lot was almost full when I got back to my vehicle.
|High-altitude cactus garden|
|High desert plateau|
|West of Tortugas Mountain|
|Further west of the mountain|
|This and the next: Cactus Wren|