Linda, Marilyn (from Canada), Michael, Joanne, and I met at the Horse Staging Area where we hiked the Escondido Trail. We threw in Lousley Hill and a the hilly portion of the Scenic Trail to make it even more of a fitness hike. Total distance was 9.34 miles.
A view of Four Peaks from the Escondido Trail:
A group of four saguaros on the Escondido Trail: More saguaros in Lousley Wash. (This might not be the official name of that wash.) Marilyn suggested these two shots looking up a saguaro (or perhaps a pair of saguaros) along the Escondido Trail.
She also suggested this shot where the sun was hidden behind one of the saguaro’s arms.
As we made our way over to the Scenic Trail, we saw this hawk sitting atop a saguaro.
A view of Red Mountain from the Scenic Trail.
Blooms on a barrel cactus near the end of our hike.