Today we hike the ridge of Pushawalla, descend onto the plateau, and take a side trail marked, Dollar Road.
A new perspective of mountains, hills, and plateaus appear.
And we discover more wildflowers…
… And a unique view of the plateau trail leading to Pushawalla Palms and/or the Ridge.
The picture below shows the trail that leads down into Car Wreck Canyon and Pushawalla Palms.
Basking on a rock is a zebra tailed lizard, I think…
We turn around and head back to the Pushawalla Ridge where we take the wash trail back.
The wash trail is alive with blooming wildflowers…
Lupine and Desert Dandelion
Woody Bottle-Washer Primrose
Sandblazing Star and Brown-Eyed Primrose
This spot is our favorite and we call it Our Secret Garden because it is filled with a plethora of desert wildflowers.
Below is a close-up of Sweet Bush and Golden Poppy.
As we continue through the wash we encounter more…
Pigweed or Amaranth
Fremont Box Thorn
Bottle-Washer Primrose in bloom
Wow! You know we will be back!