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Thursday, November 2, 2023

Bushwhack A+

Starting our bushwhack
Three-fourths of our long hike this morning was spent bushwhacking; we crossed the desert from the west out of LDR-A arroyo, crossed both the right branch and left branch arroyos, climbed to a saddle between hills and crested the northernmost hill.

From there we all spotted a coyote bushwhacking through the desert from west to northeast.  The canid had already spotted us before we caught sight of it.  Both Frio and Willow were transfixed by God's Dog, but didn't pursue because we were several hundred yards away from it.  I got some fairly decent photos of the critter.

We then proceeded to bushwhack back to the left branch arroyo from which we completed our regular trek.  It was a very good outing in pleasant weather conditions today.

Eastward across the desert

This & next:  Soaptree Yuccas


The long view of Tortugas and the Organs

Fools on a hill

About 250 feet above the desert floor

Willow and Frio

The "O"s spot something moving below

The coyote that grabbed the "O"s' attention

This & next:  Trickster had already eyed us


Coyote has a bite

This & next 3:  in hunting mode




This & next:  Fishhook Barrel Cactus


The "O"s enjoying the bushwhacking adventure

The hill we climbed

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

You caught the Heelers when they were intently looking out at the coyote.

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