username
X
password
register help
show related photosets
DESTINATION
Parker Canyon Lake Shore Trail #128
8 Photosets

2019-08-13  
2019-03-03  
2018-05-27  
2018-04-14  
2015-09-07  
2013-02-17  
2011-08-14  
2008-05-31  
mini location map2015-09-07
12 by photographer avatarchumley
photographer avatar
 
Parker Canyon Lake Shore Trail #128Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 07 2015
chumley
Hiking5.16 Miles 314 AEG
Hiking5.16 Miles   1 Hour   41 Mns   3.13 mph
314 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
I was looking to extend my weekend and not return home to the heat too early. After lots of miles and elevation the previous two days, an easy stroll around Parker Canyon Lake under poofy monsoon clouds seemed to perfectly fit the bill.

Holiday weekend crowds were mostly gone and my late afternoon stroll was quite pleasant. The north end of the lake goes in and out of several inlets, before passing by the pumphouse at Collins spring.

Once west of Parker Canyon, the trail leads through a nice stand of ponderosa, where I encountered several large and recent piles of bear scat. There were at least two herons living at this end of the lake, and I also spotted an Osprey. A sign seemed to indicate that bald eagles make a home near the lake, but I didn't see any, nor did I see anything that resembled a nest that large.

There were a bunch of ducks and other birds as well as plentiful fish jumping.

Thunder rumbled in the distance and some brilliant lightning strikes were visible a few miles away just as I was finishing the loop. This hike was a perfect end to the weekend and I hit a good rain shower on the drive between the lake and Sonoita.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Parker Canyon Lake 76-100% full 76-100% full
_____________________
Highway to hell
HAZ Member
chumley's
850 Photosets

  2015-09-27
  2015-09-26
  2015-09-25
  2015-09-19
  2015-09-12
  2015-09-07
  2015-09-07
  2015-09-07
  2015-09-06
  2015-09-06
  2015-09-05
  2015-09-05
  2015-08-25
  2015-08-15
  2015-08-08
  2015-08-01
  2015-08-01
  2015-08-01
  2015-07-23
  2015-07-18
1 ... 19,  20,  21,  22,  23,  24,  25 ... 43  
90+° 8am - 6pm kills
stay out of the scorching sun
help comment issue

end of page marker