|Smoke from a fire or fires|
Just as we began hiking we saw a blue ATV quickly making its way up the long dirt road, but we never saw the vehicle again after that. We didn't see anybody else during our outing even though we trekked all the way up to the first arroyo. Found a couple of interesting items in the arroyo: an old running shoe with the words "NO DE JA MARCA" on the sole, and a plastic frame with two threaded extensions on it; no idea what it was from.
After a long drink of water for all and a pit stop for photography purposes we headed back to our waiting vehicle.
|Male Gambel's Quail|
|In Arroyo One|
|No idea what this is|
|This and the next: climbing out of the arroyo to see how smoky it is|
|Ocotillos in B&W|
|This and the next: lots of smoke in the desert|
|Writing on shoe bottom reads "No Deja Marca": "Leaves No Mark"|
|This and the rest: Agave blooming in a nearby neighborhood|