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I walk over to some rocky outcrops along the way and see something that I thought I might see in an area like this

I walk over to some rocky outcrops along the way and see something that I thought I might see in an area like this On the approach to Saddle Horse Canyon, I pass another flowering plant that I like: Paper-bag bush (Salazaria mexicana)ThumbnailsDramatic rock erosion at the entrance to Saddle Horse CanyonOn the approach to Saddle Horse Canyon, I pass another flowering plant that I like: Paper-bag bush (Salazaria mexicana)ThumbnailsDramatic rock erosion at the entrance to Saddle Horse CanyonOn the approach to Saddle Horse Canyon, I pass another flowering plant that I like: Paper-bag bush (Salazaria mexicana)ThumbnailsDramatic rock erosion at the entrance to Saddle Horse CanyonOn the approach to Saddle Horse Canyon, I pass another flowering plant that I like: Paper-bag bush (Salazaria mexicana)ThumbnailsDramatic rock erosion at the entrance to Saddle Horse CanyonOn the approach to Saddle Horse Canyon, I pass another flowering plant that I like: Paper-bag bush (Salazaria mexicana)ThumbnailsDramatic rock erosion at the entrance to Saddle Horse Canyon

Lots of lime-yellow lichen on these rocks, amongst other things.