Haven't been here in 4 years. Checked on some of my work, and there is some progress but it is not obvious. More work is needed. A nice loop hike in some of that Tucson Desert Scrub we hear so much about.
Perfect weather, though typically hot in the WOR. Lots of Hermit Thrushes and other birds. Evening cool hiking up the Aspen is really refreshing. Turns out I was right behind Linda as her group took a lot of breaks despite starting hours before me. Lots of water flowing up higher on the road, which was a good sign. While a very long drive, this is a nice hike at this time of year.