Total round trip of the hike was five miles. The trail is along the ridge with the peak of Brown Mountain as the high point. Great views in all directions.
The variety of shapes of the saguaro range from a straight pole with no arms to those with many arms. Then there are some that can only be described as whimsical. With the arms of this one so close to the ground, this might be the place to get some close ups of saguaro blossoms in early May. No need for a stepladder to get the photo.
On the flat area near the trail head is a garden of cholla, creosote, prickly pear and other desert flora.
With all the walking and breathing the clear desert air, soon the afternoon was gone and we were planning the next hike at the social hour.
Ever since their arrival in Tucson, Steve and Ann-Marie have been emptying and disposing of the contents of Ann-Marie's parents' house. Soon I was the recipient of some of that disposition.
How about this for a bright shirt. Takes a pretty brave guy to wear something that bright. Especially with the pink colors. Am I that brave. Some days.
With the over 30 shirts in my closet and worn in sequence, sometimes some of the shirts are selected or rearranged for special occasions. Some days I may not be brave enough to wear that shirt. It may get passed up.
Good day hiking with the Merrell Footwear Hiking Club and got a new Hawaiian shirt for my collection without going to a thrift store. Life is great!