Gnarly

Tree Trunk

To pick up from my last post, this is more of Hassayampa River Preserve (owned by The Nature Conservancy)…full of gnarled cottonwoods, mesquites, and willows…

Gnarled Tree

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The marshy Palm Lake is where we hoped to see some herons or ibises…but only saw some mallards and coots.

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Web thing

I don’t know what this is but, if it’s a web, I didn’t want to see what made it.

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Like many desert waterways, the Hassayampa River~which runs 100 miles from Prescott to the Gila River southwest of Buckeye~flows underground. This is one place where the river flows year-round.

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Past the river, we began our ascent to the lookout…which will be the next post.

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8 responses to “Gnarly

  1. That web is freaky! No thank you!

  2. Wonderful photographs of these trees, Candace. They look very old. So full of character.
    I hope you’ve had a great weekend.

  3. I remember the Hassayampa River well, having spent a lot of time there so long ago, but I don’t remember the Preserve. Perhaps it wasn’t there in those days. It seems that we could cross the river somewhere out of Morristown, south of Wickenburg and head toward the old Vulture Mine. I loved that area!

  4. An excellent job of creating interesting compositions in jumbled and detail ridden areas.

  5. Thanks for the continued journey. My fav shots are the first and seventh! Lots of interesting detail along this path :)

  6. An interesting collection of shots.

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