A very short early morning hike down the Cactus Rocks trail (1.25 miles) to try to lessen the stiffness. My blood sugar dropped as I reached the bottom of the trail. I ate the crackers that I had brought with me, and then as I proceeded back up the trail, found the cactus fruit on the cacti.
A little miracle for me in the middle of nowhere.
Nature teaches, more than she preaches…(Burroughs)
Later in the morning, I arrived at the sunset pavillion with the overlook of the Colorado river,
meeting 2 women running with a Jesus headband who asked me to take their picture. I then spent the next 3 hours quietly listening and recording the bird calls with the dogs in the pavillion. I think I even heard the distant warble of the golden-cheeked warbler (endangered). This is its only habitat. I didn’t get a recording of it, and it is about 1 month out of its mating season, but it sounded right.