A lifetime Carrizo enthusiast, Phillip Compton took me on a tour of some of his favorite South Caliente sites yesterday. Observing Carrizo from up high makes you seem so small and gives a little perspectice on just how vast this National Monument truly is.
Hiking up to the ridge above the Hideout, the vistas are stellar, flowers galore, but I am curious why so many ancient Junipers are dying.
I love seeing the snakes coming out now and spent quite a few hours just photographing all of the birds bathing in the pond. I would love to know just how much rain fell this weekend, but know it was substantial here in the Southern Caliente Range.
Had a great time at the Hideout this trip. Friends from the bay area met Veronica and I for a quick weekend of campfire, grilling, hiking, mountain boarding and yellow flowers!
Noah and I really tested out the mountain board this weekend. Found a couple cool routes to charge. Veronica found her own special route too...which led to super-V...and now a few scars to tell the story.
The hike above the property allowed us to discover a vast flat of beautiful yellow flowers. On the way up there we almost stepped right onto the cutest little horny toad! They blend into their environment so dang well, as you can see by the two pictures we snapped.
I'm looking forward to another awesome weekend with these awesome friends!
A Family Site
A place where we can share our adventures in the Carrizo Plain