I was steaming all the way up to First Arroyo where we stopped for a respite in the shade of a huge Soaptree Yucca. I removed my jacket, tied it to my waist, rolled the sleeves up on my Craghoppers shirt and wished I had worn hiking shorts.
Conditions improved as we headed back, though, because a refreshing breeze picked up and cooled me down significantly. We're supposed to hit 88F today, with higher temperatures coming tomorrow.
|This and the next 2: Willow and Frio
|East in First Arroyo
|This and the next: same tree
|Desert Cardinal in one of our Mesquite Trees