|This and the next: headed down the long dirt road|
On the way back we took an alternate route, opting for the long dirt road-A to get up to the level of Tellbrook. This road adds a bit of length to the hike because there's a small section of road paralleling Tellbrook that you have to hike to get back to our waiting CR-V.
The Heelers didn't seem too disappointed by the abbreviated trek because both were getting a tad hot in the early morning desert sun.
|This and the next 2: Soaptree Yucca fruit|
|This and the next: Soaptree Yucca with new leaves (clump on left side)|
|This and the next 2: fruit of a Soaptree Yucca|
|Flowers give way to fruit, fruit becomes seed pods|
|Flower and fruit|
|This and the next: 2 similar views of the Organ Mountains|
|This and the next 2: Roadrunner in a Creosote Bush|
|This and the last: sun through an Acacia Tree|