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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Cento Gradi

Willow and Frio
Dr. K, Willow, Frio and I got an earlier start than yesterday, but it was hotter and a bit more humid this morning (74F at start); we're heading for the century mark today--100 toasty degrees.

We saw several other outdoor enthusiasts in the desert during our exploration:  the man/woman couple we see fairly often, who were already heading back on LDR; and a lone runner who was coming up behind us during our inbound leg on LDR, but who continued on that road when we crossed over to LDR-A.  We also bumped into the little elderly two-hiking stick lady who greeted us and then said to Willow and Frio, "Hello doggies."

Owing to a breeze that picked up while we were enjoying our sojourn in Second Arroyo we didn't get overly hot during the trek, and we got some good exercise in on this Hump Day.
Willow and Frio redux (almost)

This and the next:  Desert Zinnia

This and the next:  Second Arroyo

This and the next:  dried weed

This and the next:  further up Second Arroyo

Barrel Cactus with buds

This and the next 2:  same Barrel Cactus

Ocotillos and the Potrillos (on the horizon)

This and the next:  Creosote Bush in bloom

LDR-A (Long Dirt Road-Alternate)

Nice clouds

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Nice photos of the blooming creosote. More and more desert plants are beginning to bloom thanks to the rains.

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