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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Photos of the day, May 27, 2013, La Luz Trail

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 […]

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Photos of the day, Sunday, May 26, 2013 – Domingo Baca Hike

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 […]

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Photos of the day – Saturday May 25, 2013

  I think this is a Horned Lizard – lives on ants and the like, seen on the Crest Trail, near the Tram.

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Photos of the day, Friday May 24, 2013

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 […]

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Photos for the day, Saturday April 27, 2013

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.

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