I’ve posted some photos from Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Melissa and I drove out to see the wildflowers and go for a hike. As you can see in the top row, right, both of my hiking boots lost their soles. I had them re-soled a few months ago and hadn’t used them since. They started falling apart only a little bit into the hike and we shorted the walk when it became clear the damage was progressing. For the last third I had to high-step it to keep the front of the soles from catching on the ground. One sole fell apart completely meters from the car. Happily, I didn’t drive in my hiking boots so I had another pair to wear the rest of the day.
We also sorta kinda saw a Big Horned Sheep on the hillside. In the photo the sheep’s body is facing you with its head turned to the left (your left). It was hard to see it in the shadow of the rock; I didn’t see it until Melissa pointed it out at home. I took the photo on blind faith that everyone wasn’t lying to me.