I have to keep this brief as Christmas preparation has kept me busy, along with other hikes that require a report that are far more interesting. So, I begin a group hike in the Tucson Mountains.
The Tucson Mountains have maybe the best concentration of Saguaro cactus in the region. A forest of them.
It's a mostly flat to rolling hike and even the climb to Krein Mountain is not very steep and not very long.
Some of us survey our surroundings. The group got a little stretched out as we wait just short of the peak and then.....
….continue the few steps to the peak.
In the distance, Tucson Estates on this far west location of Tucson. The pace had been kind of on the slow side with a few regroups so once it was announced we would break for lunch....yikes, I politely left the group and.....
….took a last look around and headed back.
I finished with 9.5 miles and less than 1000' of climbing. The trails are.....
….well marked with signage although for some reason, I sometimes become confused trying to interpret. Merry Christmas everyone!