After the Kitt Peak climb, I was going to take Monday as a rest day but ended up going to Saguaro East Park and doing a few laps on the 8 mile loop.
Tuesday, I decided to take a slow hike to the top of Sombrero Peak, on the left above. It's a 5 mile roundtrip hike and steep for much of it.
Parking is at an old chapel and with an above average rain during the winter, the floor of the desert is covered in green.
The trail going by the above maze and then.....
....goes up and up. It was cool with temps in the 60's so I did not worry about rattlers.
The trail goes up some more and wildflowers are everywhere among this grove of saguaro cactus. Finally, after crossing a narrow exposed rock bridge I reached the top and signed in to the register, for the 4th time. Just a fun hike.
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