I organized a group hike to visit a feature called "The Bathtub". We headed out of Catalina State Park via the Romero Ruins trail and soon got onto a side trail which is not shown on the park map but lots of people know of the trail as it is well worn. Yes, the rains continue to bring forth grass and other plants.
A giant saguaro, one among many in this kind of remote section of the park.
After about a mile, we reach a water flow, pouring over granite. Beautiful. Then we look for the bathtub.
Actually, there were several possibilities up and down stream so we finally settled on....
….this. With the snow melt and additional rain that arrived after this hike, there will be a water flow for several weeks here and elsewhere.
No, I am not lost and looking to regain a route. I saw a prominent point and climbed to it where my hiking buddies asked me to pose as if I was looking for the route.
Poppies still in bloom and other flowers about to open, coming in my next report. Finished with 3.7 miles and had to put down a rebellion in the ranks because I had promoted the hike as only 3.1 miles.