|Approaching the summit of Wasson Peak.|
we'd seen the lush beauty of Zion we somehow still expected it to be more like Bryce, I guess. More like Mars than like a jungle. And it was a jungle of (mostly) pointy things, that is for sure. We spotted pincushion cactus, ocotillo, hedgehog cactus, agave, yucca, brittlebrush, manzanita, acacia, ironwood, paloverde, prickly pear, mesquite, jojoba, creosote, chollas, barrel cactus, and more.
|Unidentified bird in the green-barked paloverde tree. That green bark was pretty dang cool.|
|Old CCC Road.|
|Bird nest in a saguaro.|
|Bird nest in a cholla.|
Bunsen Peak in Yellowstone.