Linda and I hiked 10.6 miles in McDowell Mountain Park, staying mostly in washes. We finished up with about two miles in Shallmo Wash, eschewing the nearby trail for the loose and sandy goodness of the wash.
Any early morning view from the parking area:
Looking toward the McDowells from the top of T-Bone Ridge:
This is one of Stoneman’s feeder washes:
After crossing the Pemberton, we continued up this wash and came upon this snake.
Further on, we found this shed from a mule deer:
This is Shallmo Wash:
Some critter, probably a pack rat, seems to have piled up sticks and twigs on two levels in this dead tree.