Linda, Janet, Bob, Bill, and I met at the Horse Staging Area (in McDowell Mountain Park) for Friday’s hike. We hiked a 7.25 mile loop.
The sun had not quite risen yet when I arrived. Linda took this photo of me taking some predawn photos using my tripod.
A view of Red Mountain, just after sunrise:
I had seen this area from the Technical Loop before, but we found a road that brought us closer.
We noticed some very green and healthy looking trees in Stoneman Wash, but none of us knew what they were. Below, Bill, Janet, Linda, and Bob pose in front of one of them.
Two more views of Stoneman Wash…
Senna flowers on the Pemberton Trail: