Calf Pasture Hollow day hike today

10:15 p.m. on July 8, 2013 (EDT)
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I woke early and started about 7 am and walked across the highway to the mouth of Calf Pasture Hollow. 


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Crossing a alfalfa field to get to the mouth of Calf Pasture Hollow. The cliffs are sandstone about 200 feet high


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Irrigation pipe stretches across the field


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Poppy like wildflowers bloom in the alfalfa


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Cut juniper tree logs for fence posts along the way


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A under cut cliff and Cottonwood trees



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My feet got muddy covered in clay along the way and rinsed every now and then at the creek crossings


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Natural oil seeps into the creek water


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A small waterfall flows over a sandstone cliff in the stream



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Wildflowers 


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Yellow leaves on a otherwise green bush


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A cap stone protects this pillar from eroding away as the soil around it has


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A cactus family stands alone


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Sugar Knoll at the western edge of the Elkheart Cliffs to the south


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An old huge Caterpillar bulldozer rusts slowly in the high country, I wonder how long it will last through the ages?



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Prickly pear cacti


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Wildflowers


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The head water canyon of Calf Pasture Hollow


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More wildflowers


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Cliff side walls of layered sandstone


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Back to the mouth of Calf Pasture the White Cliffs to the east with the iron oxide stain below them.

The canyon/hollow was about 3 miles long mouth to head. Tho water runs down it I found ne source figuring it was in a large open area somewhere near its head



8:32 a.m. on July 9, 2013 (EDT)
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Very nice shots!

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