Apparently, it’s ‘unseasonably warm’ here in the Phoenix area right now. And yes, the afternoons have been climbing up close to 90, but as soon as the sun goes down, the evenings cool off and we’ve been sleeping great!
Sunday was another lovely day (not quite as warm as today) and we took the opportunity to do a bit of hiking. Now there are a lot of great hikes around here, but we didn’t feel up to hikes called Piestewa (Squaw) Peak or Camelback Mountain or Pinnacle Peak. Instead, we checked out some trails at Thunderbird Park. We really needed a detailed trail map, but since there wasn’t one available, we just set out on the closest trail to the parking spot. Most people do that, right?
The first trail was marked “moderate/difficult” (that’s what you get for picking the closest to the parking lot trail), but we made a stab at it.
We did eventually switch to a ‘moderate’ trail that turned out to be a bit longer than we (I) were expecting, but it was quite a lovely hike nonetheless!
Yes, that the trail we were going to eventually get to!
Here’s a little bit of a confession. Gary is not a big fan of the desert. I think he’s a bit partial to landscapes that actually have trees. And green things.
But I find a very special beauty in the desert.
And if you look closely – you might even find some color.
Hope your week has been filled with splashes of color, too!