Nancy, Linda, Mike, Bob, Jody, Heather, and I hiked a loop of 11 miles starting from the Trailhead Staging Area. It was “Wash Day”; we hiked Shallmo Wash – the wash, not the trail – and a good portion of Stoneman Wash (along with a few other non-wash trails to get us to and from these washes).
This was the sunrise, taken from the Horse Staging Area. I got to the park early and stopped there first, before driving to the Trailhead Staging Area.
A phainopepla on a large (and very dead) tree branch:
Nancy, Linda, Mike, Bob, Jody, Heather, and Kevin:
Another dead tree: