Just for the record, the fellows led the way. Not because we females were necessarily slow hikers, but I was the one with the camera!! ;-)
I think this is a cholla
As close as I could get to the blossoms. :-)
One Ocatillo was readying to lose its leaves.
Teddy Bear Cholla
I haven't yet finished identifying everything...
This is a mini-tour of our morning's hike. It was a beautiful sunny, balmy day! Not only were our friends were very generous with opening their home, but they were also very generous with their time! We are grateful for their guidance. :-) SG