|This & next: where have all the flowers gone?|
Heading up Left Branch Arroyo I spotted a fairly large Desert Spiny Lizard, and, despite my usual powers of persuasion, I was not able to convince it to come out from its cover. I did the best I could in snapping the lizard's picture.
During the rest of the hike we kept a sharp eye out for other snakes, primarily due to the one we'd already encountered.
|Replaced by yucca fruit every one|
|This & next 2: young Western Diamondback, a hair over 12"|
|Ocotillos and Tortugas Mountain|
|This & next 3: Desert Spiny Lizard|
|Frio and Willow|
|Right Branch Arroyo|