|Barrel Cactus at the side of LDR-A|
My plan was to retrace our steps, but while we were heading west along the track beside the Tellbrook I heard a human whistle, and then realized we were very close to an off-road vehicle belonging to a guy who runs his four dogs in the desert nearby.
The realization caused me to turn south and bushwhack over to Right Branch Arroyo. While we ascended the right branch I looked back and saw the man with his dogs in the distance. A short while later we climbed up the steep hill to the west to reach the waiting CR-V on the upper flatland road.
|Sacred Datura near the Tellbrook Arroyo|
|Alongside the Tellbrook Arroyo|
|Willow and Frio|
|This & next: exploring a different arroyo|
|Small Soaptree Yucca|
|This & next: Soaptrees on the arroyo bank|
|Looking up the arroyo|
|Which of these are not spent seed pods?|
|Another Soaptree Yucca and Tortugas Mountain|
|This & next: Willow and Frio|
|This & next: said arroyo|
|Right Branch Arroyo|