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Friday Fitness Hike

Friday’s Hike was fairly short.  We hiked the loop on Lousley Hill and then hiked part of the Escondido to Pemberton.  Bob, Nancy, and I continued on to hike part of the Scenic Trail, while Michael, Joanne, and Wiley returned via the Escondido Trail.

Friday was Ranger Amy’s last day as ranger at McDowell Mountain Park.  We will miss her, but wish her well at her new job with Arizona Fish and Game.

Michael had brought along a small tripod which we used for this shot.  From left to right are Kevin, Bob, Amy, Wiley, Nancy, Joanne, and Michael.


Hiking down Lousley Hill…20140509-DSC03591-Edit-medium 20140509-DSC03597-Edit-medium We saw a young rattlesnake, approximately 15″ long, on the Escondido Trail, near the intersection with the Lousley Hill Trail.  Amy decided against picking this snake up.

20140509-DSC03624-Edit-medium This is the large, many-armed saguaro on the Escondido Trail.

20140509-DSC03627-Edit-medium A blooming Palo Verde:

20140509-DSC03642-Edit-medium Another saguaro on the Lousley Hill Trail.



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