Jack goes crazy playing with a pig which lets out a long growl when its center is pressed.
We declined to ride this Saturday and Sunday mornings, otherwise occupied being lazy but we did make the 2 mile drive to Catalina State Park to hike to the "Hidden Falls" which may be running after last night's rain. Lot of saguaros on a nearby hillside.
Amy pauses beneath an arch made by a dead saguaro.
Clouds have lingered to assist in producing beautiful scenes. Center bottom of the above image is the "green rock" which I planned to hike past but alas, the usually faint trail to it is now over grown with vegetation so I did not find the trail.
We pass north of the green rock but again, I could not find access to it. Sure, I could have bush whacked across to it but fear of rattlers and getting cut deterred me.
We reach where water usually falls but not enough has collected from the rain so it is dry for now. With rain forecast for most of the next 10 days, that should change.
We scramble down from the base of the dry falls to resume our trek.
The level of ant activity was amazing. I suppose the rain and run-off from it caused some mayhem below that needed repaired.
So many saguaros dead from the Bighorn Fire of 2 years ago but lots still thrive.
Grinding holes from Hohokum activity from around 800-1000 years ago. There are hundreds of these examples around Tucson.
Wow, check out this image as we near the end of our 5 mile hike. That's an agave or century plant which has produced the stalk with the yellow flowers and Pusch Ridge in the background.