Sunday, May 14, 2017

An Exciting Morning Exploring Around Skull Rock

Skull Rock is one of the tourist 'hot spots' in the Park, so I always try to go early before the crowds arrive. The other day, I spent a wonderful morning exploring the rock formations to the South behind Skull Rock itself. It was one of those classic desert mornings with the cool air, bright blue skies, a light breeze and that enticing scent of earth and sage in the air. The birds seemed happy as well, chittering amongst themselves, singing to their mates and flitting about as I moved slowly through and around the rock formations. I spent a couple of very pleasant hours exploring the area before heading back to the car. There's a lot more to see than just Skull Rock and the Nature Trail. Go early and leave enough time to wander freely, you'll be glad you did.

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