The hike was nine to ten mile hike -- depending on the GPS you want to believe. Considering the eleven hours I slept last evening, I'm going with the ten mile hike.
The trail with Tucson mountains and Tucson visible in the notch.
A saguaro silhouette on the ridge 300 feet above.
Water was a trickle at this time of year -- let alone water falls.
Arriving at Seven Falls, there were just a few people ahead of us. That changed rapidly with our arrival. We were soon followed by many others arriving within minutes.
Before the crowds showed up on this weekend hike, I was able to get this photo. In the center of the photo are a half dozen guys (probably UofA students) who were enjoying the -- no doubt -- cold water pool at their feet.
With problematic balance issues, I opted out on the scramble up the rock face.
The technology of the Canon SX230 was able to make some of my hiking partners seem much closer than they actually were.
All that exercise was great -- and makes for a very comfortable night of sleep. Life is great!