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Monday, August 29, 2022

Alternating Routes

Barrel Cactus at the side of LDR-A
Willow, Frio and I explored a different route this morning without Dr. K who was grocery shopping.  We descended LDR-A, crossed the Tellbrook Arroyo, followed a track on the north side of "said" arroyo and then turned left into a wide arroyo we've ventured into numerous times before.

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

House Finch


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

Blackfoot Daisies

This & next:  said arroyo

Three friends

Right Branch Arroyo


1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I really love the photo of the Blackfoot Daisies.

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