|Western flank of Tortugas Mountain|
By the time we entered the new arroyo, however, conditions had improved due to our location; the wind was blocked from us. The same was true in both the left branch and the right, so we did our normal trek.
Neither Frio nor Willow seemed affected by the weather, and both would have preferred to stay out in the desert even longer than we did.
|Allthorn (Koberlinia spinosa)|
|The rest: Frio and Willow|