After six more uphill miles, I reach the little plateau at the top of Cima Road and turn down the dirt road to the campsites
Date: April 25, 2006, 15h12
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.