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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Four For the Arroyo

Frio and Willow
Dr. K, Willow, Frio and I departed from the western barriers at Geothermal Road this morning, hiked half a mile eastward before bushwhacking over to the major arroyo that runs west out of Tortugas Mountain.

We trekked toward the mountain until nearly reaching the north/south crossroad, choosing to bushwhack northeasterly to the dirt road rather than waiting until the arroyo intersected it.

A man and woman who had walked Geothermal to our location stood chatting for a while before turning around and heading back.  We let them put some distance between us before following them westward to where we'd parked the CR-V.  It was a longer hike than we'd done in a while.

This and the next:  in the arroyo


This and the next:  Barrel Cactus with one last blossom


Heelers and Dr. K

Mesquite Tree

Next 2:  Scott's Oriole and Pyrrhuloxia at the waterhole


This and the next:  Scott's Oriole at the waterhole


Pyrrhuloxia experimental image

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I like the photos of the barrel cactus with a single, last flower.

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