Seven & a half miles through the desert basin in 90 degrees? Sound like fun? Well, it was! Spring has arrived in the desert & many of the cacti & plants are blooming. Another few days & a drop or two of rain will transform the desert. I dawdled a bit on the hike in, looking & taking photos of all the plants. A heavy cloud cover was blocking the sun & the breeze was graciously cool. Delightful! The trail climbed a mesa at the end & the sun came out, so I was ready to head back! Our Frogg Togg chilly pad was a life saver. I had bought one years ago at Bed, Bath & Beyond for Lathan’s disc golf pleasure & it occurred to me, we could really use one out here. They are wonder!
A few more days in Big Bend & we head east! Green trees, humidity, & loved ones await!