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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Arroyo Reverse Route

First 4:  views from the upper flatland road
Willow, Frio and I reversed route on our hike this morning, heading down LDR-A to the Tellbrook Arroyo, jogging right to the intersection with the arroyo we've been exploring, and heading up said arroyo to the trail (almost nonexistent) we followed down into the arroyo yesterday.

Our only problem came in finding that small trail, which  was barely recognizable due to heavy undergrowth.  After futilely going to-and-fro we finally identified the steep section that led us out of the arroyo and back to the upper flatland road.

Heelers were totally unperturbed about spending extra time searching for the narrow trail; in fact, they loved every second of it.  They got to enjoy bonus minutes in the outdoors.




This & next:  desert and mountains


This & next 2:  flora with Organ Mountains backdrop



Soaptree Yucca with Tortugas and Organ Mountains backdrop

Morning light on flora

Soaptree Yucca stalk

Small Whitethorn Acacia

Hill west of the Organs

This & next:  Cactus Wren on Soaptree Yucca stalk


Hill we must climb to get out of the arroyo

No way through

Ocotillo

Looking back at the way we just came

Prickly Pear near the head of the arroyo

Hedgehog Cacti sandwiching a Prickly Pear

Sumac

Frio and Willow

Upper flatland road

Long Dirt Road (LDR)

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I love those first four photos of the view from the upper flatland road. Beautiful skies.

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