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Friday, May 8, 2020

Dusty Desert Day

This and the next 5:  exploring another "new" arroyo
The wind was up before we were this morning, but it didn't start getting gusty until Frio, Willow and I hit the trail north of Tellbrook on our daily trek.  The gusts got particularly bad on our return trip, whipping up dust and sand to the extent that desert vistas became obscured.

One good thing about our hike today was we got to explore yet another "new" arroyo, one we'd overlooked the past few months.  It was a good one, stretching northeasterly through the rugged arid territory; it provided plenty of shady resting spots for the two Heelers even though the temperature was nowhere near as hot as yesterday.

It was 102F at the Farm & Ranch museum near our house yesterday, but we're slated to reach only 82F today--quite a substantial change.

This and the next 9:  same Soaptree Yucca blooming

This and the next:  Banana Yucca

The OHs:  Frio and Willow

Willow and Frio

Long view across the desert

This and the next 2:  another Soaptree Yucca blooming

A whole bumper in the middle of nowhere

This and the next 2:  what high wind will do for your desert view

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Great photos today, Packrat. I really like the three close-ups of the Soaptree Yucca blossoms.

Again an Altered Route

Hiking through an unexplored arroyo As Dr. K, Willow, Frio and I were driving to the trailhead this morning we saw another vehicle parked in...