|The light green swath is a forest of Ocotillos|
We saw several other people out there, including two guys with dogs; we passed by the first man with his well behaved (and leashed) hound, and though Frio barked, Willow was surprisingly calm. We never encountered the second guy with his two loose dogs.
Hiked the long way back to the waiting CR-V without bumping into anyone else. Because the weather was quite cool the outing was a really pleasant one.
|Way up the major arroyo|
|This and the next: Hairy False Goldenaster|
|Crescent moon or Climbing Milkweed spent seed pod?|
|This and the next 2: dead tree|
|In the arroyo heading east|
|This and the next: different photo techniques|
|This and the next 4: Ocotillos in various stages of leaf decay|
|Road to Tortugas Mountain|
|Road away from Tortugas Mountain|
|Looking east to the mountains|
|This and the next 2: House Finch|
|Last 2: Hairy False Goldenaster|