Borrego Springs, CA

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Heading for the hills!

Once the sun took the chill out of the air, Emma and I headed for the hills.  The wind was blasting away about 35 mph, but it was good to get out and about after spending all day yesterday inside.  ;)

Another of the wildflowers that are peppering the hillsides.

As we walked further up the hill, we came to this trench.  The refuge has tried trenching down the path to try to stop the advance of the oak wilt.  Apparently oak wilt travels along the roots of the trees.  I'm not sure how successful this method has been.

"Okay, I've been good while you took the picture.  Can we get going now?"

We were gone about an hour and probably covered a couple of miles.  Except for the strong wind, it was a gorgeous day for a hike.

I took this shot as we turned around and headed back.  As you can see, we were at the top, so it's hard to tell there are other hills around.

I hope all of you had a gorgeous Sunday as well.  :)

Thanks for stopping by....talk to you later,  Judy


  1. The sun didn't take the chill out of the air here! And the wind was really biting. This is cold for this time of the year.

    Thanks for the lovely hike and pictures.

    Emma sure looks like a great companion.

    Happy Trails, Penny, Lake Conroe, TX

  2. Your picture of Emma makes me miss my own sweet girls. I have had several great dogs over the years and the last one passed about a year ago. I want to get another dog once we are firmly on the road. I want to get my husband RV trained before I add a dog!