Monday, May 22, 2017
We stayed the night in Flagstaff and were hoping to find a few caches before continuing north. Ali chose Buffalo Park. I was unprepared for the weather and freezing, but we stuck it out for a few finds. A hat was quickly added to the shopping list for our time in the Grand Canyon.
Monday, May 15, 2017
My conference ended with a few hours of daylight. The rest of the week was ours starting with hopefully time to reach a December 2000 cache and a puzzle Ali had solved. A second visit to South Mountain was as pleasant as the first with more climbing and trail adventures The clear skies of Sunday had been replaced with the late week haze from the Phoenix traffic.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
We planned to spend the day in Tonto National Forest. We are slowly visiting a variety of the National Forests. This one is much different than my baseline of eastern wooded lands. Our first stop was along the trails in the lower Salt River area. We never reached the river, but it is visible in the distance near the center of the image below.
Sunday, May 07, 2017
South Mountain Park is the jewel of Phoenix and one of the largest municipal parks in the US. Ali planned this to be our stop of the day when we arrived early afternoon. We barely touched the 56 miles of trails, but it was a perfect, warm way to say hello to a few days in Arizona. Cactus grow large here.