The trifecta of climbs is complete. Saturday chimney canyon, Sunday TWA, and Monday La Luz. We start with a new to me, a flowering cactus which I believe to be a king cup cactus – which is in the variety known as the hedgehog cactus. The needles are much farther apart on this than the […]
Monthly Archives: May 2013
Day two of my attempt to have a 3 climb weekend I wandered through the TWA canyon to the summit. Some of the flowers are shown here. Yellow Salsify Wild Rose Finally, my third attempt to photograph this flower is successful. In the TWA canyon (Domingo Baca) I found this one solitary example of Starry […]
I used my tram pass to hike the upper trails prior to my big weekend of hiking, did a quick 4 miles and was able to sit and watch the sun set from 10,000 feet. For a bit of interesting perspective, the mountain 5 years ago was covered in fresh snow and I took off […]
The mountain is almost devoid of bright color, especially since we have had little snow and no rain this spring. The cactus are still the bright spots on the lower mountain. Tucked away under a larger Cholla Cactus, the hedgehog lives, in and out of the sun.