Friday, November 22, 2013

Hiking in Saguaro National Park

Winter is coming - it's getting much cooler and is starting to rain. Thankfully, we were able to get out and go hiking and boxing before the rain started today. (it's been pouring off and on since last night!) Because Curtis has school and we only have 2 hours until sunset when he gets home, we split up this hike into 2 days. On Wednesday, we hiked around 3 miles up toward Wasson Peak on Sweetwater trail, and Thursday we hiked the other way, down Thunderbird trail. All of the hiking was on Saguaro National Park West of Tucson, but the 2 boxes we got were cleverly hidden off of the park territory.

With these 5 more miles hiked, we have now hiked around 100 miles since we got married, almost 4 months ago. The longest trail that we've hiked together was around only 5 miles, so with that you can see that we have done lots of  <5 mile hikes on many, many trails. Someday I'll be strong enough to hike to one of these mountains with Curtis, but for now I'm enjoying what short hikes I can take to get used to the elevation and endurance. With all the beauty that we find in Arizona, it really isn't hard to enjoy!

See the cactus with the weird growth on the top? It is a crested saguaro.

Being here makes me wish I was better with photography to be able to capture all the beauty!

Hopefully we'll be able to have another Saturday adventure this weekend despite the predicted rain and Tour de Tucson!

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