|This and the next 3: Mule Deer conference at our place
So Frio and I did the Bridal Veil Falls Trail down to the intersection with the Calico Peak Trail, and then we climbed up and up and up until we reached a high flat area where we stopped for water in the shade of an Alligator Juniper grove. I tried calling Dr. K from up there, but there was no signal.
The long trek down was made difficult by the natural erosion that has happened to the trail, a slight slanting to the right (the downward slope direction) that forced me to be extra cautious about my right knee until we got back to the Bridal Veil Falls Trail. From there it was a moderate ascent back to the CR-V.
|Looks like an Ash-throated Flycatcher
|Sotol and juniper growing on a cliff
|Bridal Veil Falls Trail
|Headed down to that gorge
|Frio taking a break
|Starting up the steep Calico Peak Trail
|Sotols at higher elevation
|White Sands from the Calico Peak Trail
|Best shot I could get of this beauty: Western Tanager
|Frio gaining elevation
|Tree Cholla and dead tree
|Frio in an Alligator Juniper alcove