Friday’s Hike started from the Wagner Trailhead. Linda, Bob, and I hiked 11.3 miles total that day.
A view of the sunrise before the hike:
Recent rain has caused the Senna flowers to pop out.
As we hiked some of the washes, we saw evidence of rapidly moving water.
A rock formation in the wash paralleling the Bluff Trail.
More views from the wash…
We saw a large bird, probably a hawk, sitting atop a rock as we hiked a wash.
I took this photo from the shadow of the saguaro.
A view as we neared the Pemberton:
Approaching Granite Tank…
We saw a new gate connecting the Park to the Preserve near Granite Tank. Linda take a look…
We hiked out on one of the new trails on the Preserve side to this rock formation. Bob and I scrambled to the top. Linda took these three pictures:
A view of Red Mountain from the Granite Trail: