|Willow and Frio on the east/west cross trail|
About two-thirds of the way up Left Branch Arroyo I saw a critter stealthily making its way through the underbrush not far from us, but the Heelers didn't spot it; my first impression was "javelina." Never got a good look at the animal, and never saw it again.
With the exception of a Crissal Thrasher doing its best impression of a mockingbird and a few sparrows and Cactus Wrens we encountered no other desert dwellers on our rewarding trek today.
|Tiny Soaptree Yucca|
|Way up Left Branch Arroyo|
|Cactus Wren on a distant Torrey Yucca|
|Creosote fuzz balls (aka "seeds")|
|Unknown bird in an adolescent Torrey Yucca|
|Torrey Yucca sabers|
|Frio and Willow at rest in Right Branch Arroyo|
|Hedgehog Cactus and Prickly Pear|
|Prickly Pear and Hedgehog|
|Deadwood at the head of Right Branch Arroyo|
That Crissal Thrasher has a very impressive beak.
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