I stumble upon what I think is a barberry (berberis) bush on the way down the north side of Pinto Mountain
Date: May 19, 2010, 15h49
A lizard greets me as I step out of my tent for a short walk after breakfast at Mid Hills campground
I slept in nicely this morning after a chilly night (slept wearing shirt, socks and long underwear). The warmth of the morning sun feels good up here in the mountains; it's probably baking hot down in the lower desert below.