Prior to checking out the road closure (see below) I hiked around the lower elevations of Sabino Canyon. Note all the puddles from overnight precipitation which added to the snow levels. Catalina Highway is now open so the skiers have been freed. I think I will check it out in the next couple of days.
The dreaded jumping cholla has a color not too different from the snow covered hills. I listened to a national radio report that mentioned wild weather in the southwest where Phoenix had a low of 30 and 6" of snow in Tucson.....fake news! There were flurries in Tucson but no measurable snow. Some towns at higher elevation received a few inches, even Tombstone had 3-4" but nothing in Tucson.
A nice contrast between the Sonoran desert and nearby hills with snow.
I visited a picnic stop and looked into the canyon below. A few people walking around but not many. The clouds were again very low so no point doing any climbing and disappearing into the mist/snow. Looking to the southwest.....
….blue sky!!!! Once the sun hits and with an improved forecast, the snow will beat a hasty retreat back up the mountains. Golfing on Friday and big hike on Saturday.