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Thursday, December 30, 2021

Another Solo

First 5:  morning skies
Left the Heelers at home this morning to do a short hike in our regular spot.  I reversed the route a bit by descending into Right Branch Arroyo down the steep hill just off the upper flatland road.

I followed that branch until the intersection with the left, and then climbed the left to its head.  I had planned on going back up the right branch, but decided instead to go down to the Tellbrook Arroyo, head west and ascend into the upper flatland via the LDR-A arroyo.

I was hoping to spot a few coyotes during my trek, but only ran across a a jackrabbit and one Cactus Wren.  The jackrabbit refused to pause long enough for me to photograph it.

2 Barrel Cacti

This Barrel Cactus is about 3' tall

Soaptree and the mountains

Left Branch Arroyo and morning sun

This & next:  Cactus Wren in a Torrey Yucca

Dynamic sky

Appropriate cap to wear when hiking in or near the Organs

Tortugas and the Organs

Whitethorn Acacia in B&W

Whitethorn Acacia in color

Took the Jeep Commander this morning

Desert life


1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I love the first photo of the Cactus Wren in the Torrey Yucca.

Hump Day Hawk

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