Marilyn and I hiked the Scenic Trail on Sunday. Temperatures were in the mid-eighties with roughly fifty percent humidity. Marilyn saw a shiny snake as she hiked. I saw a small flowering cactus, which is, I think, kind of unusual for this time of year.
Early in the hike on the Scenic Trail. I didn’t realize that the sun was in frame – if I had, I would have taken measures to eliminate the lens flare.
A view of the crested-arm saguaro with the McDowells in the background:
Another view from the Scenic Trail: Red Mountain is visible from most places where the trail follows the ridge.
A view from the Shallmo Wash Trail: