|This and the next: Heelers in Second Arroyo|
Dr. K, Willow, Frio and I hiked up to Second Arroyo, followed it eastward to our regular shady rest, and drank some water to stay hydrated. Then, while my three companions stayed in shadow, I explored a bit for photographic opportunities.
On the way back we encountered a lone woman hiker and exchanged pleasantries with her. A short while later we realized she wasn't alone at all, but was trekking ahead of a male companion (husband?) who was quite a bit behind her. He was wearing a distinctively wide-brimmed hat we recognized from previous encounters. We've crossed paths with this couple a few times before; we'd just never seen them hiking separately.
The temperature stayed cool enough for all four of us to thoroughly enjoy our morning outing.
|This and the next: Desert Zinnia|
|This and the next: Second Arroyo|
|Two Heelers and a Wildcat|
|Dog's eye view of Second Arroyo|
|Looking down a Soaptree Yucca stalk|
|This and the next: Barrel Cactus buds|
|This and the next: Tortugas and the Organs|
|This and the next: Ocotillo and the Organs|
|Long Dirt Road|
|Doña Ana Mountains|