|Smoke on the western side of the Organ Mountains|
The pesky bees were back, following us and making circles around us for nearly the entire hike. We got a brief respite from them when we stopped for water in Second Arroyo, where we all saw the huge Desert Spiny Lizard pictured below. I couldn't get a decent shot of it, though, because I was holding the Heelers at bay with my left hand while photographing the lizard with the camera in my right.
Although we did spot a distant jackrabbit or two, they were the only critters (besides the lizard) we saw on our outing today.
|Brighter green vegetation where the water runs|
|Soaptree Yucca in Second Arroyo|
|This & the next: Desert Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus magister)|
|Willow and Frio in Second Arroyo|
|Mesquite et al.|
|Smoke as haze|