I love to go a-wandering, along the mountain track…

foot of the Box Springs Mountains

foot of the Box Springs Mountains

and as I go, I love to sing, a knapsack on my back!”

full-tilt hikers

full-tilt hikers

The last time we walked here below the Box Springs Mountains, the grass was completely brown–it’s hard to imagine now with all of this growth, and the tiny yellow and white wildflowers everywhere.

hike to the moon

hike to the moon

late afternoon moon

late afternoon moon

new tree to me

and what alien species is this?!

After our hike, a local friend and scientist gave us this tidbit of advice– “It’s early but rattlesnake season is already upon us, so keep your eyes open…”  Probably good that we took our walk very late in the day!!

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