Big weekend coming up so just wanted something light to burn some calories on Thursday so I drove to Catalina State Park, about a mile from our place to do the Romero Trail. It goes 2.5 miles to the pools and then if so inclined, you can continue on to the Romero Pass way, way up. What an odd sight. I've never seen water in this wash but people had brought lawn chairs out, coolers, kids were playing in the water and making sand castles. The trail crosses this just a few feet from the parking lot.
There is about a mile of sand walking, kind of boring but the views are great. The trail summits at that ridge in the background, around 12 miles from the start.
Then there is some fairly steep climbing, following an easy to follow trail. No route finding needed on this trail.
Finally, the trail drops into a canyon where the Romero Pools exist. Goof flow and a few people had made the trip to soak in the cold water flow. I headed back, greeted by some neat views to the west. I signed up for the 13 miles LaBarge Canyon Lower Loop trail but so conflicted am I....I'd miss the Buckeye game. Don't have DVR out here. With about 23 people coming, if we move at the pace of the slowest, I could miss all the Saturday games. Argh!!!!