|Frio and Willow on LDR-A|
We followed it up a steep slope nearly to the parking area at the corner of Tellbrook and Sonoma Ranch, but were forced to turn around due to heavy undergrowth near the arroyo's southern mouth. The new territory certainly called out for further future explorations.
We saw nobody else while we were out there today, but somebody was shooting somewhere to the north of our position. Willow displayed true merit while we retraced our way down the new arroyo, leading us back on the right route when I got confused about which branch to follow. She seemed pleased with herself when I praised her path-finding ability.
|A tad hazy|
|Hill west of the Organs|
|This & next: same scene, different zoom|
|The hill I want to climb|
|Barrel Cactus far west of the Organs|
|This & next: yuccas atop the hill I want to climb|
|Kokopeli says, "Kiss my butt"|
|A section of new arroyo we explored|
|Find the Cactus Wren|
|Cactus Wrens are the Heckle and Jeckle of the desert|
|Cutleaf Globeberrry vine on the side of the Soaptree Yucca|
|Heelers taking a break on LDR|