The hike to Sombrero Peak, one I have done many times but a good hiking friend stated she has never experienced the hike so I was glad to show her the way. We park at Sanctuary Cove and begin the hike, quickly gaining elevation.
The peak, in the distance, is only about 1.5 miles from the trail head but several steep sections to arrive at the peak.
The views.....geesh I love it.
The route goes through a small grove of mature Saguaro cactus.
My buddy climbs through a steep section and ready for more which.....
….arrives. At this saddle, hiking poles are dropped, excess weight and thus we begin a hand a foot effort to the peak. A fun section of the route.
We reach the peak, sign the summit register, snack and head down where I....
….hug a Saguaro which provides a representation of how large these things can be.
About half way down I look back at what appears to be a formidable obstacle but there is a way and I was glad to share it with another fellow hiker.