I wanted to check out the snow capped peaks and few better ways then via the Tortolita Mountains. While they too received snow, a day in the 60's probably took care of that since these mountains do not exceed 5000'. I hiked 3 miles on the Wild Burro trail before reaching.....
....this nice few from the head of a ravine and where....
....there is a nice bench to take in the great view. Then I got on the Wild Mustang trail and began.....
....about a mile ascent where the Catalinas slowly emerged.
It appears the Tucson Mountains, also with a high point just beneath 5000', are now absent snow.
I continue to hike and eventually reach the high point of this trail and am rewarded....
.....with this view. Awesome view of the Catalinas and Mount Lemmon.
This trail is not as rocky as most so am able to glance about frequently and glad I did.
The Catalinas begin disappearing as I descend....
I reach a nice area with benches and signage noting the distant mountain ranges.
Time to return to the parking lot where I finished with 7.8 miles and 1500' of climbing.