|View from the upper flatland|
I wanted to avoid hiking through the chewed-up "beach" area of LDR, which is such a pain. We did that by trekking northward through several different arroyos whose surfaces were intact and packed hard. When we intersected with LDR just across from Second Arroyo we'd accomplished our mission.
We entered Second Arroyo, found our usual shady spot and drank some water before heading back. Unfortunately, to save time, we slogged back along LDR all the way to the upper flatland. That bad section of the road is nearly intolerable now.
|Something of a panorama |
|Hill west of the Organ Mountains|
|Break while exploring an arroyo|
|This & the next: Western Spotted Orb Weaver|
|Flank of Tortugas and the Organ Mountains|
|Soaptree Yucca and Creosote Bushes|
|Green Sweat Bee on Golden Crownbeard flower|
|This & next 4: one of the arroyos we explored|
|Do you see that?|
|B&W X in sepia|
|A very large Acacia|