Tortilla Mountains

  • AZT 2020 Day 11, March 19, Thursday
  • Start mile 218.6 (passage14mile11)
  • End mile 244.9, near junction to Ripsey Ranch (passage15mile10.2)
  • Miles walked:  26.3

Clouds build and threaten in the morning, but eventually the sun gets through part-time.

I saw a javelina in the morning, and several rabbits and jackrabbits through the day, not seen much earlier on the trip. A few cows are grazing, likely kept to a small number on this vegetation. Later in the day the hills flatten out, and vegetation changes somewhat– the saguaros see to prefer slopes, and more thorny bushes grow here.

A couple of places I see dirt dug scooped up to hold water from the rain. Could this be a waller made by javelinas?

Author: Jim, Sagebrush

Jim (trail-name Sagebrush) codes audio software for Windows, Linux, Android, and embedded systems. When not working at, he enjoys backpacking, which this blog is about.

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