This day I rode deeper into the canyon just to see what there was to see.
Looking back down the grade I had just come up.
This was about as much as my little bike could manage.
I parked it and walked the last 100 yards or so thinking there would be some grand view at the ridge.
There wasn't. It continued on down into another narrow canyon
It doesn't look like much but this is fairly steep and a long hard pull.
Photos never tell the real story.
On my way back to camp I spotted the first real bloom so far.
I thought this might be Rabbit Bush but after consulting my desert wildflower guide book, Rabbit Bush has yellow flowers. A plant called Fairyduster has pinkish flowers like this but it only grows a foot or so high, so I don't know what this is.