Slept in till 8 o'clock this morning. Little overcast, but nice and warm to start the day. Yuma and I laid outside enjoying the morning while I was having my coffee.Just before noon, I decided to head somewhere to test my hiking abilities. No mountains, just somewhere flat. Drove north toward the Goldfield Mountains and found a beautiful area that belongs to the county and is undisturbed.
I felt very tired after just a short walk, so I need more time before I head back to the mountains. Yuma and I stopped by Walmart and then it was home for more rest.
The moon is scheduled to rise over the Superstition Mountains tonight around 9 o'clock. I'm going to take my big camera and drive back to where we hiked and see if I can get a better picture of the moonrise. If it turns out nice, it will be in tomorrow's post.
Thanks for stopping by.
Wonderful pictures even on a cloudy day. That's one big barrel cactus. A perfect one, too. There are a lot of healthy saguaros and cholla, too. The trail you walked looked very inviting.ReplyDelete
Beautiful area to walk, were you keeping an eye open for snakes. Vern, Boise IdReplyDelete
Nice to have a flat trail. You're right, I better keep Yuma on a leash so he doesn't stumble on one.Delete
I love the barrel cactus, the way the ribs curve.ReplyDelete
Your pictures are really nice, Doug. It was a beautiful day today.
Thanks, Patsy. I think we're in for a lot of nice days. The barrel cactus looks perfect.Delete
Love seeing those saguaros!!! Hiking is great exercise!ReplyDelete
Thiscis a very long flat trail that will be easier on me. Has all the desert beauty.ReplyDelete
I was also concerned about snakes. I'm glad you didn't encounter any.ReplyDelete
Just curious who that young, beardless guy is who keeps showing up in your blog! ;-)ReplyDelete
Nice pics of the massive 'Jumping' Cholla and its Christmas Cholla cousin. You have found lots of beauty in the desert this year!ReplyDelete
Even though it was overcast and grey the beauty of the desert cannot be masked. Great photos Doug.ReplyDelete
Your photos just keep getting better.ReplyDelete