|Verde River in the Tonto National Forest|
I had good intentions to do one last 2020 post but somehow never got around to it. Our holidays were quiet and we are just happy to still be here in this tumultuous beginning to 2021.
I wanted to remember a few more hikes we've done since my last post so here goes. Alex and Ellen were out at McDowell during November and December, and although we are still social distancing, we visited them several times outside at their site, and one day met them and Terry for a hike at Adero Canyon.
|I just like the look of this saguaro along the Bluff trail at McDowell Mtn Park|
|Terry, Jim, Alex, Ellen taking a break on the Promenade trail at Adero Canyon|
|Almost missed this horse in the water getting a drink.|
On Friday we made another trip to Gold Canyon and the Superstitions to hike with Mark again. Bobbie had joined him from Colorado a few days before, and Chris arrived a couple weeks ago. We managed a socially distanced hike on some bike trails off the main trails, since this is a popular area and we were trying to avoid the crowds. Luckily we only saw a couple of bikers out there.
|Bobbie and I heading off into the desert|
|Jim, Gayle, Bobbie, Chris. We liked taking photos with masks on as we didn't have to worry about smiling.|
So other than hiking, fretting over the news, and trying not to catch COVID-19, we've been spending more time working online with Fearless Kitty intake team duties. We didn't realize what went on behind the scenes of a rescue organization until we got more involved. I really like it.
Addendum to this post: After I finished writing this I found out someone left two cats in the donation bin outside of Fearless Kitty Rescue, which of course is for food, litter, cat supplies, etc., not cats!! The carriers they were brought in were dumped next to a trash can down the street. Fortunately, a man walking his dog found them, as the volunteers only check the donation bin a couple times/day. It was a good thing the cats were microchipped as they turned out to be registered to another cat rescue in the Phoenix area. They were contacted and then called the people that adopted the cats from them, as they had adopted three, not just two. They were told to bring the other to Fearless Kitty this morning, which they did, and someone from the rescue came to pick up all three of them today. I am trying to reserve judgment since the cats are safe, but it's not easy.