|Hedgehog Cactus at the base of a Soaptree Yucca|
Even though it was hotter, the sun stayed behind clouds during a good portion of our outing, and there was a constant breeze to help with evaporative cooling.
We saw nobody else during our exploration, and all four participants in our party seemed to enjoy the trek very much.
|Barrel Cactus buds becoming flowers|
|West side of Tortugas Mountain|
|Large Ocotillo west of the mountain|
|Dr. K with Frio and Willow|
|This and the next: yin and yang from opposite perspectives|
|Looking eastward up Second Arroyo|
|This and the next: Soaptree Yucca|
|This and the next: desert jungle|
|Typical Chihuahuan Desert scene|
|This and the next: same Prickly Pear Cactus|
|Pair of dog ears|