Gold Nugget Road was the name of that turnoff, so that is the name it got for our camp. Before leaving I took some time and went for a little walkabout in the area just to enjoy the scenery and plants growing there.
The cholla, green, full and fleshy due to the recent rains this area had.
New growth on the ends break away very easily, fall to the ground, sends out a root and a new plant is born. Sinbad couldn't understand why I wouldn't take him out for an evening walk when the ground was littered with this stuff and it was dark as could be.
Also because of the rains, the Palo Verde was in its glorious green color.
All the while Sinbad is keeping an eye on me no doubt wondering why I didn't bring him along. Ever try to take pictures with a cat on a leash?
"Oh good grief. He's pointing that black thing at me again."