|Dead Mesquite Tree|
We extended the trek a bit today, but kept the bushwhacking at a minimum; neither the Heelers nor I seemed in the mood to do much hiking off-trail.
We only saw a few people out there this morning: a couple walking along the northernmost dirt road headed west, and a guy hiking with his dog. The man and his hound were far enough ahead of us to avoid any kind of interaction.
|This and the next: a stout Torrey Yucca|
|No wind involved|
|This and the next: Red-tailed Hawk on a new Soaptree Yucca stalk|
|Exploring the "new" arroyo|
|Something powerful about this ancient Soaptree Yucca|
|Figures at the base of the Soaptree Yucca|
|Kinky yucca stalk|
|This and the next: Ocotillo flowers|
|This and the next: Prickly Pear with a full house|
|Heelers on break|
|This and the next 2: the old and the new|
|This and the next: Prickly Pear blossom|
|The long view of Tortugas and the Organ Mountains|