Pine Creek with Pai March 30th 2009 Monday 30th March 2009
I took Pai for a hike to Pine Creek. It is a strange place - even before you get in to the steep creek walls it seems totally out of place in the Mojave Desert. There are ponderosa pine trees that are normally found at much higher elevation. There is a nice stream with vocal frogs and a little meadow - all within a few minutes walk of relatively barren desert. As yo ... read more
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