An overnight rain and lingering clouds. A beautiful scene as I hike into the west facing side of the Catalinas. There is a large water tank below Table Mountain and I thought it may now be full so wanted to check it out.
I thought I had waited long enough for the rain to have passed through but as I climbed, I was subject to off/on light rain. Given the humidity, not much difference between rain spurts.
I reach the tank and.....
......puzzled as there is no water other than what has gathered as a result of rain directly into the tank. Hmmmmm.
A metal pipe extends up slope and at some point, a plastic line enters it which was recently replaced after being melted from last year's fire. The plastic line extends to a ravine where runoff is collected. I followed the metal pipe until it reached a trail. I was running out of time so had to return via the trail rather than continue the inspection. I let some people know about the situation so someone will be checking.
A beautiful slick rock feature as I head down.
A tortoise senses my approach so buttons up until I pass. Finished with 4.5 miles.