My first time hiking in this area. Nice smooth trails. Outstanding desert flora and fauna.
We got started hiking soon after the gate opened to cool dry air for a change.
Flushed a white tail buck along the Axle Grease trail. Then we saw a group of Harris Hawks sitting in a dead tree, which was very cool.
We hiked up Cone Mountain off trail and ran across a desert tortoise on the descent. To top it off, Kelly spotted a Gila Monster along the Latigo trail on the return. Fun hike. Thanks Kelly.