The past four days here have been extremely pleasant, with the weather cooperating nicely. We did another hike to a canyon Jim and I rode our bikes to last year. It was a pretty area and we wanted to explore it, so we walked the jeep road until it ended, then just trudged through the wash until we hit the end of the canyon. From there it was turn back or claw our way to the top, so claw we did. It was steep and rocky, and Jim kept telling me to look back to be sure I thought I could get down. I figured I would worry about that later.
That is Suzanne and I in the brush working our way up.
We made it up but decided to try going down the other side to what looked like a trail. We wanted to make a loop if possible to avoid having to return the same way we came. It was beautiful at the top.
Once we got down the other side we entered another wash full of large rocks and brush. There was no way we intended to back track, so we kept going thinking our canyon was just around the next corner. Of course there were several next corners before we saw some familiar scenes.
I think Suzanne was having her doubts coming up out of the wash.
Not so easy walking.
Four hours and six miles later we were back, just in time for Suzanne’s 3 pm phone appointment. After hikes like that it’s always good to come home! I don’t think they were the least bit worried about us.
Jim found this behind our site while walking Sophie one day.
We’ve been visited by hot air balloons and the Goodyear Blimp.
We even managed to get in a few chores. I finally replaced the passenger side step cover while Jim replaced the door gasket and put new brake pads on his bike.
Last evening Suzanne and I took a sunset walk to watch the moon rise. We discovered another trail that might be part of the saddle loop we did a few days ago, but it was pretty rough going and getting dark so we thought better of continuing. Something for next time…