|Tom & Susie Pautler with their King Charles Cavalier puppy Regan|
| Lana, Susie, & Regan.
The flowers were at their peak around the Palm Canyon camp ground.
|We are at the trail head of this beautiful 3 mile round trip hike.|
|The creek along the trail usually runs all year long. The dessert animals come dawnat dawn and just before sunset to water.|
|I believe the yellow flower is Hottentot Fig from the IcePlant family.|
|Lana had her eye out for Big Horn Sheep.The day before she saw a herd of six.|
|We have almost made it to the Palm Canyon Oasis.|
|Tom & Doug enjoying the trickling brook and the solitude.|
|In the Palm Canyon Grove.|
|Tom in a pensive mood.|
| On Saturday Lana,
Linda, Meghan, and I drove to Culp Valley
to see the wild flowers and then ride our bikes down the mountain.
We hiked around the valley getting lost, but finally found our way back
to the truck. Lana ran the last mile to the truck for a tired Linda and
We decided not to ride our bikes back because of too much automobile traffic.
|It was 5 - 10 degrees cooler at Culp Valley.|
|Linda, Lana, and Meghan enjoying the scenery and fresh air. From the rim 1/2 of theSalton Sea could be seen. It was a beautiful clear day and the Telescope viewing was wonderful on this evening.|
|The Cholla Cactus has never looked better.|
|Meghan loved all the smells and somehow managed to stay out of the cactus.|
| Indian Paint
Brush, Sand-Verbena, Desert Mallow, Blue Dicks, Lupine, Prickly Phox,
California Poppy, Chuparosa, Brittle Bush, Hotten Fig, Beaver Tail, Prickly Pear, CreosoteBush, Palo Verde Trees, and Mesquite Trees were a few of the flowers I recognized.
|Beautiful blooming "Our Lords Candle" Yucca plants.|