- Mar 1, 2008
This area is very rocky with gravel like soil. The altitude is very high so temps are not. Usual temps, most of the year, are about 50 F at night and close to 70 F during the day. It is mostly arid but July is considered winter. Scorpions are easy to find but tarantulas are not. Tarantulas here, are very timid. I couldn't coax any out of their holes. I could only see their legs briefly as the scurried after a blade of grass, but none would repeat that for me. I found 2 species I believe to be fairly large, judging by their legs. A large brown specie, likely 7-8 inches and a smaller black specie with white stripes on it's legs. I couldn't get pictures. These are not common and I covered alot of ground to find each one. I did have problems with wild honeybees and had to run away a few times. The bees attacked when I was more than 10 feet away and I took several stings to the face and ears. My jacket protected me from alot more stings. I've included a few scenic shots as this area is very scenic.
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