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It's not quite a seep, but there's enough residual moisture to attract bees at this spot in the drainage above Willow Wash

It's not quite a seep, but there's enough residual moisture to attract bees at this spot in the drainage above Willow Wash A brilliant penstemon manages to grow in the rocks here above Willow Wash; there's barely any soil here!ThumbnailsA few Cliff roses bloom in the rocky drainage leading up out of Willow WashA brilliant penstemon manages to grow in the rocks here above Willow Wash; there's barely any soil here!ThumbnailsA few Cliff roses bloom in the rocky drainage leading up out of Willow WashA brilliant penstemon manages to grow in the rocks here above Willow Wash; there's barely any soil here!ThumbnailsA few Cliff roses bloom in the rocky drainage leading up out of Willow WashA brilliant penstemon manages to grow in the rocks here above Willow Wash; there's barely any soil here!ThumbnailsA few Cliff roses bloom in the rocky drainage leading up out of Willow WashA brilliant penstemon manages to grow in the rocks here above Willow Wash; there's barely any soil here!ThumbnailsA few Cliff roses bloom in the rocky drainage leading up out of Willow Wash

While riding the 10-ton bike up Walking Box Ranch Road, I remember seeing dark clouds over this area. Perhaps the moisture here is from rain here a couple of days ago.