Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Sabino Canyon

Kristen and I went for a full moon night hike in Sabino Canyon over a week ago. It was a beautiful night and we got to watch the full moon rise over the canyon walls. We saw a couple of skunks (or the same one twice?) and heard a Great-horned Owl hooting over the canyon. It was awesome, and I knew I needed to come back during the day.

So that’s what I did today. Who goes on desert hike in the middle of the day, wearing black, with 16 ounces of water? The kid from Delaware of course. I took a few different trails and wandered around—-mostly along the creek. The Saguaros are very cool—but I was pretty excited to find some real trees and water. And where there are real trees and water…there are usually birds! I watched a Red-tailed Hawk soar above the canyon, a coyote followed me down a trail, and overall it was just a beautiful day. Blue skies always make me happy.

Sabino Canyon is a Recreation area so there were a good amount of people around—but I really didn’t run into many on my hike. Most people walk up the tram road. Yes, there is a tram…when the tram went by I got an idea of what it would be like to be an animal in a zoo.

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