|This & next 5: sky at start of hike|
Weather was extremely conducive to hiking: overcast skies, moderate humidity and a nice, strong breeze.
We didn't see many critters during our outing today, but one got our undivided attention, a small Western Diamondback who was right on the path we were trekking along. After I took a photo of it I stamped my foot on the ground and it obligingly slithered away. Just a short time later we came across a Gopher Snake, but it made tracks before I could pull my camera out of its case.
|This & next 2: Desert Unicorn-plant|
|This & next: Black-throated Hummingbird|
|This & next: Stinging Serpent (Cevallia sinuata)|
|Long view of Tortugas Mountain|
|Faxon Yucca and Tortugas Mountain|
|This & next 2: triple Barrel Cactus|
|Willow, Frio, Dr. K|
|This & next: Western Diamondback Rattlesnake|
|This & next: Barrel Cactus|
|This & next: sky at end of hike|
|Cut-leaf Globeberry flower|
|This & next 3: Barrel Cacti|
|Last 2: green hills|