|Just stepped out of the CR-V|
Fortunately, even though the forecast called for a chance of precipitation early today we got in a long trek without getting wet: down LDR-A, up LDR to Second Arroyo, eastward into the arroyo to our resting spot, a quick turnaround because there were too many ants, and back to the waiting CR-V.
On the return trip we encountered the elderly woman who uses two hiking sticks on her peregrinations; she was singing "Life in the Fast Lane" as she approached, and then made a comment to us about how much easier it is to walk on sand compacted by rain. We agreed. Nothing aggravates more than trying to make quick progress forward on loose sand--like walking on the beach.
Just as we reached the major east/west arroyo a man jogging ahead of a woman waved to us; we waved back. Because they were coming down LDR we chose to return via LDR-A, still passing close enough to the man and woman to exchange greetings.
It was cooler out there this morning, but still very humid; and it looks like rain is a possibility for later today.
|A Cactus Wren climbed partway into that yucca skirt|
|This is the Cactus Wren|
|Soaptree Yucca and the long view|
|Rain ran again last night|
|It looked like this for much of the hike|
|LDR looking north from the major east/west arroyo|
|This and the next: same view, different magnification|
|Checking in on Jerry Garcia|
|This and the next: Whitethorn Acacia|
|Lots of fruit on the Prickly Pear|
|Dr. K with the Heelers|
|Willow and Frio|
|This and the next: Organ Mountains|