July 2011 update

The Rincon Mountains in the Monsoon Season

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Here's the news for Saturday, July 23, 2011.

Nadia and I decided to go for a walk in the western foothills of the Rincon Mountains.





They're about a 20 minute drive from our house.





It's a beautiful walk out in the wilderness.





But you've got to be careful of the dangerous, thorny plants.

Here Nadia demonstrates how not to touch a Saguaro.





We've been having some rains; the creosote plants were flowering like crazy.





Down in the lower elevations the washes were a bit dry.





A little higher up, though, this wash had water running in it!





Farther on up this wash was a cave that Nadia knew about with water flowing from it.





Nadia knows her way around these mountains; she used to work as a wilderness guide.





It had been a hot, dry hike.

Nadia sampled the water and cooled off a bit.





She looked up and saw that I was taking a little refreshment, too.









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