Other than a guy on an ATV who zipped up the long dirt road far ahead of us we saw nobody else out in the desert, the floor of which felt like a skillet. Nevertheless we did trek all the way up to Second Arroyo where we ducked in for a quick shade and water break.
Took too many photos of a male Scott's Oriole on several different yucca stalks, and I ended up posting too many here. That's what happens when it's too damned hot to spend time looking for other subjects.
|This and the next 2: Barrel Cactus budding|
|Tortugas and the Organs|
|The rest: Scott's Oriole (apologies)|