a Pinyon Jay (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus) visits our site
Quite deft, he picks up two individual pieces of cheese in one beak.
Starting Angel's Palace Trail near sunset.
There IS wildlife here!
Trees have to be very determined to live here.
Some people just need to get closer to the view.
and it is "as advertised"!
I wonder where the water comes from...
Certainly, plants take advantage of whatever they can get.
How did a tree get so big, up here?
What stories this tree could tell!
limestone outcropping looms over the sedimentary rocks
Wind or rain erosion?
How long has that rock been balanced there?
Finding the downward path
Layers and layers of history
Hmmm... is that a dry stream bed, or the path outa here?
Whew! Made it back to the campsite before dark.
Time for tea and another late sunset!