I thought the Arizona desert was a very dry environment with little, or no, rain. Seems we brought some with us from the deep South. We had rain most of Monday and it started again last night. Puddles standing around the trailer this morning, and the forecast is for up to a half inch total before it’s done.
While talking with the refuge volunteer we learned that there was a good possibility of seeing Desert Sheep back in a canyon near where we are camped. A four wheel drive road accessed, and went up the canyon. Though it was overcast yesterday, Jim and I decided to give it a shot. We drove four miles back to the mouth of the canyon in my truck, but hiked the canyon, itself.
Jim checking out a remote rain gauge.
Lots of hidey holes.
We hiked a little over four miles up the canyon, but saw little wildlife except birds. Found quite a cluster of these nests. I’m sure Judy can identify the species.
Finally reached our turnaround point. Actually thought we would break out the top of the canyon and catch a better view to the East.
But the canyon just kept going onward and upward.
On the way back toward the truck.
A pleasant sight.
An eight mile desert hike. Pretty good for two old guys…..jc