|Hiking||6.00 Miles|| 3 Hrs || ||2.00 mph|
|1,281 ft AEG|| || || |
I have been hitting all the Tucson-area swimming holes, and hadn't done this one yet this summer. It was tough getting up early, but when I checked the previous night's storm and saw that Cargodera Canyon (the next canyon over) had gotten almost an inch of rain, I knew there would be a great flow at the pools. It turned out to be a perfect morning for a hike- it was overcast and cool on my way up. I was surprised at the number of people on this trail in the middle of the summer. Not as surprised as I was when I saw a man hiking in a saffron full-length monk's robe.
Movie of the pools (not the guy in the monk's robe) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilAwemTA7ew
The water was perfect and I got my floatie inflated and relaxed for a couple of hours. The sun didn't come out until almost ten o'clock, when I was hiking out. There was still a nice breeze, though and I was amazed that I was comfortably hiking at 11 am in the middle of August. There were a lot of college-aged kids hiking into the pools as I was hiking out- looks like my timing was right on today!