Yesterday morning I left San José and took Amtrak train and bus to Baker, California to start the trip
Date: April 22, 2008, 08h39
Red cactus flower buds near my tent
I've seen quite a few cactus flowers already on this trip, but these tight red buds have a glossiness that makes them look like plastic. I'm stopping to see if maybe they are just some kind of foreign matter that got stuck to the plant.