|Just before sunrise|
We descended LDR-A arroyo, turned right onto the east/west cross trail, started along the new arroyo and opted for the middle branch up past the area where the Allthorn bushes grow.
We crossed over to the left branch and followed it down to the intersection with the right. Heading up the right branch I stopped beside the Torrey Yucca I've been monitoring for flower growth; it's made quite a bit of progress since yesterday.
After our photo stop and respite next to the yucca we finished our hike by ascending the right branch and exiting it up the steep hill beside the upper flatland road. A good time was had by all. By the way, both Frio and Willow behaved excellently during our outing.
|Who is that bird?|
|It's a Black-throated Sparrow|
|This & next: Soaptree Yuccas|
|Goldfish and toy car over the mountains|
|Frio and Willow|
|Torrey Yucca (front) and Soaptree Yucca|
|Frio and Willow on break|
|This & next 4: same Torrey Yucca as yesterday|
|Willow and Frio in Right Branch Arroyo|
|Part of Tortugas and the Organ Mountains|