|Frio and Willow on break in First Arroyo|
Willow, Frio and I hiked up to First Arroyo, found a shady spot within, drank water, took photos (me), and then headed back along LDR for the slog into the upper flatland. The sand is so chewed up on our route that the trek is very slow going.
It seemed like all three of us were eager to climb back into the CR-V for the short ride home, which we made in air-conditioned comfort.
|Heelers in shadow|
|Visit from within the shade of a mesquite tree|
|This & the next: dessicated Prickly Pear fruit|
|Organ Mountain view|
|This & the next: Swainson's Hawk|
|Another Organ Mountain vista|