One day this week when a dry front rolled through and brought with it wind gusts of 35mph, I thought better of riding so joined a small group hike at Catalina State Park, which is less than a mile from where I live. The snow melt has diminished enough that the washes can be crossed without getting our feet wet.
The area is very green as we.....
….follow the Sutherland Trail to a canyon with a nice flow of water. It seems each day a different species of plant is flowering but one.....
….the Ocotillo has not yet flowered but is on the verge of doing so.
Have no idea what this is called but looks like some kind of hydrangea plant.
Locals call this one "Angel's Breath". There were plenty of them bordering the trail along with.....
…..many others. It being snake season, we walked carefully as a rattlesnake had been spotted crossing this trail prior to our passing. Nothing would ruin a visit more than getting snagged by one of those.
A beautiful bouquet is passed as we finish our 6 mile, fairly flat hike. Back to cycling.