Another day of record breaking heat so another day having a hike start of 5:30am. The Sabino Canyon parking lot, normally over flowing is barely 1/4 full. Beginning the hike with me to Blackett's ridge is a daughter, son-in-law and....
....5 year old, Anthony. He and my daughter hung with us for the first half mile and then we were on our own.
The sun rises above the mountains to the east and.....
....casts light on the highest peaks in the front range of the Catalinas. As we climb....
....the views are spectacular!
So far, we are hiking in the shade but the sun line is moving steadily toward us.
The shadows add some context to the irregular ridge lines. After about 3 miles and a couple of regroups we.....
Awesome views into Sabino Canyon and beyond.
A lone hiker on the right, looking into the abyss with Thimble Peak in the distance, right side. Good hike with 1800' of elevation gain. Have a big hike coming this Monday, as long as a new fire doesn't deter us.