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Boyce Thompson, AZ
2008-05-1788 by
 
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Globe, AZ
 
Hiking2.25 Miles   2 Hrs   45 Mns    0.82 mph
100 ft AEG   
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What a grand day at BT. I had never taken the Highline Trail so decided to do that today. I got there around 10 from N Phx (despite the slight detour off the 101 - oh and forgetting my socks so I had to stop at Target). I also stopped along the road to take pics of the Supes and Weavers Needle; I try to drive straight by but I just can't seem to do it.

The weather was nearly perfect with a slight breeze blowing most of the time. I did the hike in a clockwise direction so that I would pick up a little shade as it got warmer.
There was lots of things blooming including cactus, plants and trees. There were all sorts of lizards, butterflies and birds about. There weren't many people out there which surprised me since it was a Saturday. So I was one with nature for a good part of the time and could persuade the lizards to stay for a portrait session; the birds not so much and the butterflies not at all.

I did run into a volunteer that was clearing brush from an African Sumac. He says they are overwhelming. He lives in that place that intersects with the 60 going east after the Florence Junction so it's a quick trip for him to come out. I also ran into a fellow I heard telling his companions about the various plants so I asked him what he did and he was a landscaper and also used to work at the Desert Botanical Garden. He pointed out a Chaste bush which I had just seen the evening before at Summer Winds.

Anyway, after finally crossing the suspension bridge I did the easy hike along the Highline Trail. It really did offer some FABULOUS views especially looking back toward the Magma Ridge (I think that's what it's called). Plus the sky was particularly clear and blue except for some puffy clouds here and there which made for great photos. I was the ONLY person on that trail.

I did get some photos of some unusual birds so that was nice. The Demonstration Garden had different plants, flowers and trees in bloom. So every time I've been out (about every 2-3 weeks), I've been treated to a different color set. I ended up closing the place down again (it closes at 3 in the summer).

RE: today's photos that I'll post later (and I took a gazillion; I was there for 5 hrs but will try and limit what I post the best I can) - it was a bright day so I dropped the exposure level by 1 and I think it made a big difference in my picture quality.
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