|This and the next: views from LDR-A|
We followed the single-track trail looking for the new arroyo, but we must have been distracted because we missed it. The next section of our trek was a meandering bushwhack back to LDR where we turned north and went up to First Arroyo. We stopped in the arroyo for a shade and water break before heading back into the upper flatland.
Although there were several vehicles parked at the Tellbrook/Sonoma Ranch corner lot--both before and after our hike--we saw none of the occupants. Only human we spotted this morning was the desert runner.
|This and the next 2: Mesquite Trees|
|This and the next 2: Willow and Frio|
|Looking toward the mountain in First Arroyo|
|Soaptree Yucca stalk|
|Darker green foliage where the arroyo runs|
|This and the next: Fishhook Barrel Cactus|
|Shade enough for one|
|This and the next 2: Carpenter Bees on Ocotillo flowers|
|This and the next 2: Desert Willow and flowers|
|Mesquite Tree on our property|