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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Dirt Road Trek

This and the next:  photos taken while bushwhacking
Frio, Willow and I did a hike very similar to ones we've taken in the recent past:  up the long dirt road, east into the desert to bushwhack into the hills west of Tortugas Mountain, across to the southernmost east/west dirt road and then down into an arroyo we've already explored many times.

We climbed out of the arroyo onto a long disused dirt road--only today there was evidence that the road was used as recently as yesterday:  tire tracks that indicate somebody drove a truck or SUV out of the main east/west arroyo and up the tributary arroyo that leads to the disused dirt road.  Moron.

From there the Heelers and I hiked back to the east/west dirt road, retraced our steps and bushwhacked through the desert back to the long dirt road.  Then it was our daily slog back up to the waiting CR-V.  All things considered it was a good hike even though the temperature was rising quickly.

Skeleton Plant

Already blooming since yesterday

The Medusa of Ocotillos

Bouquet of Desert Zinnia (Zinnia acerosa)

Desert Zinnia

This and the next:  Green Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus

Heelers and I headed back to the CR-V

Creosote in bloom all over the desert

White Tackstem and Creosote

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

That Skeleton Plant is a beautiful shade of light purple.

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