Ho hum, another low pressure system drops an inch of rain in the valley and 16" of snow up top.
But, it moves through with some lingering clouds and eventually, they too move on.
The wind was howling on another unusually cool day with a high around 60. Yikes! Can't bike and hiking too is limited with all the washes in flow. I head to Dove Mountain to hike in the Tortolita Mountains.
I take a trail from behind the Dove Mountain resort, join with the Javelina Trail and then get on the Cochise Springs Trail. Frequently, I look to the southwest for a sign of rain.
The yellow/orange poppies have been out for awhile but now other flowers are blooming too.
Picacho Peak in the distance along with plenty of clouds. So, so odd.
I have encountered many types of "gates" but this is a very poor man's gate but it works. Always close one after moving through.
The trail eventually circles to the north side of the mountains and the vegetation is thick and hanging over the trail. So green!
An interesting vein of quartz that ran for quite awhile. Decent trail but not one I would do again. Finished with 7 miles and 1400' of climbing. Not too exciting this one.