I spotted one jackrabbit the Heelers only smelled, but aside from that critter I saw no others. We did come upon a crater undoubtedly created by javelinas digging for tubers.
We finished our morning trek by retracing our steps to the Tellbrook and then heading up the new arroyo until we reached the right branch which we followed into its source and then exited up the steep hill to its west.
|Tortugas and the Organs|
|The Torrey Yucca we call "Slim" sending up a flower stalk|
|A small Mesquite Tree in a narrow arroyo|
|Exploring side arroyos|
|Javelinas at work|
|Tiny mesquite with Prickly Pear buddy|
|Frio and Willow at rest in a side arroyo|
|A wider side arroyo|
|New growth on an old Prickly Pear pad|
|Frio and Willow|
|Torrey Yuccas flowering|
|Flank of Tortugas and the Organ Mountains|
|The rest: Apache Plume (Fallugia paradoxa)|