Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sabino Canyon after lots of rain!

Yesterday.  Bridges on the tram road (in succession from low to high elevation).
Be prepared - there are a lot of bridges on this road. 
Hope you enjoyed the water.  We had a good time.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Hike to Bridal Wreath Falls

Yestreday we took a short, but strenuous hike (about 5.2 miles round trip) to Bridal Wreath Falls in the Saguaro East National Park.  It was 2.6 miles to the falls, with almost a 1,000' gain in elevation from the trailhead. Bart says that's about a 7% gradient.  It surely seemed steep,especially the 1st mile was almost flat.
There wasn't as much water running as we had hoped, but worth the trip anyway.  This saguaro is just a skeleton, but very photogenic and the ocotillo is beginning to leaf out (you have to look very closely between the thorns).