We did the standard hike, but took additional shade breaks due to the heat. We usually leave the choice of stopping in shadow up to Willow who's not hesitant about pulling up for a respite.
We all were pretty anxious to get out of the hot desert sun and back into the air-conditioned comfort of the CR-V.
|Barrel and beyond|
|Barrel Cactus flowers and buds|
|This & next: same Barrel Cactus|
|Buds and flowers|
|This & next: Heelers back and front|
|This & next: moon and Ocotillo|
|This & next 4: same buds and blossoms|
|Thorns and flowers of a Barrel Cactus|