|This and the next: the road paralleling Geothermal Road|
We found no clear path through the brambles, cactus and mesquite lining the southern bank of the arroyo so we had to zig-zag this way and that to make it through to the steep slope leading to the road; it was quite a workout.
We saw nobody out there, and only had a brief encounter with a low-flying hawk that both Willow and Frio wanted to chase. There were no cars parked near the barriers when we left, and there were none there when we finished our hike later in the morning.
|The desert between here and there|
|West of the mountains|
|The way back east|
|Willow (left), Frio and me|