Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Road Trip Photos
On a hike in the Sonoran Desert outside Maricopa, AZ. It was eye opening to see all of the refuse left behind by Central American immigrants who made the dangerous journey across the border bound for Phoenix and elsewhere. It was common to find the arroyos (small dried up washes) littered with old water bottles, clothing, bloody bandages, and food containers. The lack of water, extreme temperatures, lack of wild food on such a journey, are proof that these folks are risking their lives to make it to America out of desperation.
A short visit to Sedona proved to be cold and wet. We get enough of that in Oregon so we headed south for Joshua Tree.
Joshua Tree National Park was pretty unique. Days were warm and nights were in the high 20's!
Northern Elephant Seals on the beach north of San Luis Obispo. These seals come here to give birth every Jan.- Feb. We noticed a few while driving up Route 1. They were really funny to watch. The males are enormous!