Nothing too difficult this weekend but lots to come. Meantime. a hike I'd done once before, the Baby Jesus trail out of Catalina. Because I've previously reported on this, I'll keep it short. Once again, the trail goes through the most magnificent stand of mature saguaros I've seen so far, especially the one on the left.
I climbed a couple of boulders to look into a canyon and discovered this lone cactus growing from a crack. I wondered how large it could become given the humble beginning.
The trail provides good views down the face of Pusch Ridge but deadends at a jeep track so I turned around and soon....
....was over taken by 3 guys on horses. Finished with 6 miles and then on Saturday....
....I led a couple of Tucson hiking friends who had not previously hiked Picketpost Mountain just west of.....
....Superior. Always great views.
Looking across route 60 is the Superstition Wilderness and the many unique destinations there. Tough hike but only 4 miles, always worth it. When I reached the entrance to our home....
....4 police vehicles had pulled someone over. Around here, it's kind of boring for the police so a speeder will bring this kind of response. On Sunday I.....
....hit "The Loop" bike path where there is this old container that houses kind of a neat bike shop. I also got on the....
...northeast side of the path for the first time and had to stop to take a pic of this hawk. Wow, got within 10' of it and yet it stood there rather than fly. I thought about reaching to touch it but those tallens could probably do real damage if it did not appreciate my effort. I left it alone. Later I got off the path and went north on Campbell Road and then west on Sunrise Road, eventually finishing with 40 miles.
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