|Hiking||4.60 Miles|| 2 Hrs 45 Mns || ||1.67 mph|
|700 ft AEG|| || || |
The Beware of Bees sign was posted and I swear I heard bees buzzing until I started the incline to the saddle (after traveling clockwise from 104th St & Bell - 3 minutes from where I work). It kind of sounded like the buzz you hear when you get near high-powered power lines. Anyway, the trail was filled with brittle bush; although you can definitely see that the blooms are in their later stages. But there were plenty of other wildflowers including another itsy bitsy one but I'll save that for the more seasoned photographers to capture. It was a bit warm hiking to the saddle (I started at 3:10) but once I started on the downside, there was a nice breeze.
It's a good thing there are lots of signs because there are lots of forks. I only made one wrong turn; although I think I may have made another, but I'm not sure as I arrived back at the trailhead safely. There was only 1 other hiker, a runner and 3 bike riders this afternoon.
I did manage to get a couple bird pictures, a couple lizard pictures and a cute bunny. The bunny must have forgot that Easter came early, ha! Also along the back side there are lots of cholla dotting the mountainside.
It's nice to have this trail so close to work. Now to figure out my Saturday hike.
||Wildflowers Observation Moderate
|For me, sometimes it's just as much about the journey as the destination. |
Oh, and once in awhile, don't forget to look back at the trail you've traveled.