Thursday, February 17, 2011

Cactus hike

In the northern part of Death Valley, as the elevation increases there are a some cacti. We pulled off the road and went exploring. We saw barrel cactus, cholla, and beavertails. Some of the beavertails had big bites taken out of them. Both Weston and Brennan were very excited that a page from their book, "Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar", was there in real life. Did Rabbit do it?

Kelton found huge spines that were all that was left of a barrel cactus. On the ride back to Furnace Creek he said that now he could recognize the cacti from the car since he'd seen them up close.