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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Altered Track

View from the upper flatland
Willow, Frio and I made our way down LDR-A, crossed the Tellbrook Arroyo and turned west onto an overgrown narrow trail we've hiked several times before; we almost couldn't follow the track due to all the dying Chinchweed, but we managed to find an arroyo we have explored in the past.

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?

House Finch


B&W X in sepia

A very large Acacia


1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I always enjoy seeing all of the different arroyos that you and the heelers like to explore.

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