|Different perspectives from a new hike|
We trekked east on the upper flatland road until it intersected with the paved Tellbrook Drive. We crossed the asphalt and began hiking on a dirt road that ran parallel to Sonoma Ranch Road for a bit. This led us to a steep trail that descended into the above-mentioned arroyo, which we explored for a ways before turning around.
When we got back up the steep incline to the dirt road we followed it in a southwesterly direction until it intersected with the southern extension of LDR. We then headed north to Tellbrook Drive, crossed the pavement and hiked up to the waiting CR-V. I noticed then that the black vehicle was still parked in the arroyo below, but the shooting had stopped.
|This & next 3: heading down a new arroyo|
|Distant view of the southern Organ Mountains|
|What causes a yucca stalk to grow like that?|
|Frio and Willow headed back on the south extension of LDR|
|This and next 6: Roadrunner unperturbed by our presence|
|Looking south on the southern extension of LDR|