It was another day with Fred in the bush. I know that these are just more pictures of some scrub trees, rocks, and cactus again. But Fred and I have a ball out there. It is very enjoyable. Fred is studying the identification of various local plants and animals in preparation for work as a guide at El Charco Botanical Gardens and Nature Preserve. That adds a new dimension to these trudges.
Today's hike was rugged only in small part near this second canyon quite near town that Fred had seen a while back from a motorcycle. The remainder consisted of a long walk up and down over relatively open, over-grazed terrain. A total of four hours out and back. Not a forced march.
This is the view on our approach to the canyon, which was concealed from view until one got close.