|Sure sign of autumn in the desert: leafless Ocotillos|
Lots of pulling going on today, especially when the Heelers spotted animals streaking across the desert floor; they were especially interested in a Roadrunner that zipped through a narrow, sandy arroyo in front of us.
Those were the only critters we spotted out there today, and, fortunately, we didn't see any humans, though we did hear one gunshot retort emanating from far east of us.
|Soaptree Yucca and mesquite|
|Desert Blister Beetle (Cysteodemus wislizeni)|
|Two roads diverged in a desert wood|
|This & next: Frio and Willow resting during a bushwhack|
|What we contend with while bushwhacking|
|This & next: Tortugas and the Organ Mountains|
|An arroyo we explored|
|Prickly Pear X|
|Soaptree Yucca X|