The evening prior to the final full day in AZ. The moon rises over the Catalina Mountains. Not shown, a full glass of wine sitting on the table as I watch the scene unfold.
Guided my wife, daughter and her husband from Sabino Canyon, into Bear Canyon to hike the Seven Falls trail. Mostly rolling with numerous river crossings but the river is little more than a trickle. No snakes other than this litter Garter snake.
Four miles from the trail head and after descending these switch backs, we reach a very cool canyon with multiple (yes 7) pour-offs. I scrambled up three of them and took this image. Meantime, my companions said they were getting a head start and departed.
The way to the fourth falls was blocked by this chokestone but there was a rope that one could access after wading through a pool. No thanks and I hustled down the levels to reacquire the main trail and then catch up with my group. This would be a wild scene at high water flow so I'll be back, soon, like late November. Now to important stuff, working on the map for Saturday's Flyin Tuna Rides to Bladensburg ride. Will have two route options, kind of direct and flatish and longer and hilly. Tuna wanted this to be an invitation only affair so the yappers would not show but I put my foot down and said no. The ride is open to everyone, including the yappers, and there will be maps and champagne at the end of the ride to share for the heck of it. Will start from Wildwood Park in Granville, time to be determined.