Another cold virus behind me. With over 200 identified rhino viruses, it appears that there will be more in my future.
This cold infection lasted about a week before I finally felt like going for a hike -- yesterday. Today I took an even longer hike since I felt so good. I could breathe. Great feeling.
The trail system didn't seem to have a name and I couldn't find one in searches of the internet. Like most trails in the Coachella Valley, it is a steep climb from the trail head. Probably got to about 1000 feet for a high point following one of the many trails that laced the area. With few hikers on the trail, it was a very pleasant hike. At one of the trail intersections was a 12-15 foot long rock art piece. It qualifies as art since it resembled a human -- although out of proportion -- with the required number of limbs. :)
A weathered tree branch was the smile. Actually it looked like a
mummified lizard. Two dimensional photography didn't produce the
mummified lizard impression. You will have to trust me on this one.