Another hike before a HOT day...

Trip Start Jan 09, 2012
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Trip End Jun 04, 2012


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What I did
The Calloway Trail

Flag of United States  , Arizona
Saturday, March 31, 2012

We got to the trailhead early this morning.  The trail looked to be longer than it turned out to be, but parts of it were rather "severe", as opposed to moderate.  The trekking poles did the job and added a lot of security to the hike, especially when descending the rocky steps.

The view from the overlook was good, but finding two caches on the way back was the real highlight.  I made a trade for an antler fashioned into a whistle.  I'll drop it later in another cache far from here.  Lynn found both caches.  She's getting to have a good "nose" for such; no offense intended.

The wind came up early today and got to be a nuisance.  We had the awning up to help Shorty keep his cool, but took it down before dinnertime, due to the fear that it might go away with Moriah, if you get my meaning.  I checked the high temperature and it got to ninety-five degrees in the ramada where we were sitting and reading.  It was a bit deceiving, since the "breeze" gave an impression of a cooler temperature.  I put out a bird feeder yesterday which attracted the same curved-bill thrasher.  Not a finch to be seen, but we did see a couple of males nearby.  The male, due to mating season, has a bright red breast, as you saw if you checked in on yesterdays pictures.  A couple of cactus wrens visited and took a morsel or two, but due to the small size of the feeder, didn't have much luck.

The wind has turned into a breeze, as I type, but we won't go out for a walk tonight, since both of us have been having allergy problems.  No need to suffer such just to get another shot of a million dollar sunset. I did take one pic of it from the couch through the window over the dinette.  We'll see how that turns out.  The wind has dissipated any clouds, so the sight isn't as dramatic as what I posted yesterday.

If the wind isn't too bad, we'll leave in the morning for Phoenix.  I'm not so fond of driving in driving winds, so we'll wait and see what the forecast shows us.  We'll be at an RV park in north Phoenix.  Lynn wants to see some sights in the city, so you'll know about them right after I do.  I'll stay for a week, since I have to have some work re-done in Goodyear, a suburb just west of the city.  Then onward on a solo trip, the first in many moons.  

Thanks for showing up here.  It's a treat to write and show the photos.  
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Bonnie on

Well it just goes to prove that in all things we can find some beauty! And in this case you did not even have to look that hard.

Mary C. on

I find myself whistling "When Lynnie Comes Marching Home" these days.

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