Hey, look at those clouds, that's unusual. Hiked to Moreno Pools out of Catalina State Park. Just 5 miles but the reward of seeing....
.....the pools of course and the water was running. In the distance, as I returned, I could see clouds of dust driven up by the 20-30mph winds. What I did not know at the time was a dust storm had formed and there was a 19 vehicle pile-up on I-10. Most of the area between Phoenix and Tucson is kind of desolate and not a lot out there so when it gets excessively windy, these dust storms form.
On Thursday, I hiked up Hunters Trail to Picacho Peak, a very steep hike with cables in many places to assist the ascent to......
....the peak. The woman in purple on the left is from Westerville, OH and the other two are from Seattle. In the distance is I-10 and exactly where the 19 vehicle pile-up happened.
Can you tell I've lost 5 pounds? No? It's easy when you hike or bike every day. Big ride on Friday and then a century ride on Sunday with a new group I joined. More to come, later.
Mark is a long-time cyclist who enjoys poking fun at himself but most especially at his friends. No nicknames or comments are intended to offend, accept them in the humor they are intended.