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Friday, February 5, 2021

A Bit Chillier

Dead section of a Soaptree Yucca
38F at the start of our hike this morning as opposed to 52F yesterday.  It was a bit windier as well so the ambient temperature felt colder than it actually was.

We trekked up to Second Arroyo, headed eastward to a good spot to rest and take a water break.  Then we bushwhacked across to First Arroyo and headed back from there.

We didn't see anybody else in the desert while we got our morning exercise in, and no vehicles were parked in the lot at the corner of Tellbrook and Sonoma Ranch when we reached our CR-V.

Willow and Frio

"Downed" Soaptree Yucca

West side of Tortugas Mountain

This and the next:  Ocotillos and the Organ Mountains


Above First Arroyo looking southwest

This and the next:  Soaptree Yuccas


This and the next:  Dr. K with Frio and Willow


Soaptree and the Organ Mountains

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I like the photo of the dead section of a Soaptree Yucca. It's not surprising that the native Americans that used to live in this area made baskets out of the dried leaves.

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