Since I dropped into the low desert it’s all about cacti, particularly chollas, and wildflower.
This shot shows the Catalina Mountains in the distance – I came over them three days ago
Right now I’m sitting among cacti
The chainfruit cholla is the king here
The plant kind of glows in the right light
It drops little baby chollas everywhere and my inflatable sleeping pad is at great risk!!
This is a superbloom year based on the wet winter and in some areas the desert floor is carpeted
A few more of the day yesterday
There’s no shade except near a large cholla
This place is incredible!!
Above you can see what saguaro roots look like
Gotta push on
The flowers are magnificent! I miss my chollas and their beautiful blooms. However, I do not miss their spines/pickers. They are impossible to see when one is stuck with one. Be very careful.
Beautiful photos! How are you getting your water? Supply drops?
Cow tanks and trail magic drops
The Catalina Mountains are beautiful! I hope you are enjoying this scenic journey as much as we are!