It was needed to take an early walk to the park office to register for the site that is being occupied by the Castle and Truck. The morning was cool and the skies very blue as you will see. To my good fortune there were no vicious critters out to get me. The trail is a nice well done trail.
Along the way is typical desert vegetation for your amusement. The agave has a very pointed outlook on things that must be respected.
It seems like it does not even have to touch you to cause long nasty cuts on your legs and forearms. The tentacle like arms full of hooks wave every which way in attempts to grab some human skin. Yes one did manage to grab and tear my arm.
Along the trail are some cliffs with sentinel trees to watch over you and track your movements for the hookyou plants. There is that beautiful sky that was promised.
Toward the end of the day the Truck took me to the lookout to check out the valley. It was still there waiting for us and the Truck was happy.
We hope to be rolling early tomorrow. Enough of this hiking, aching joints, spine infested skin, altitude sickness and trails steeply uphill both ways. Effective tomorrow morning it is fishing rod time and we are on the prowl for fishing spots for the purpose of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM