The rugged looking, Catalina Mountains.
The trail is easy to follow, as always but also as rugged as ever.
The area has of course been impacted by the fire but in many places, unaffected.
A blackened ocotillo still stands in front of a stark landscape.
We reach a set of pools and…..
….relax as the water flows by in a narrow channel. We enjoyed exploring the area but soon began the hike back.
Looking to the ravine from where we came, it’s a beautiful place.
….all around with Sombrero and Panther peaks in the distance.
Visible evidence of fire retardant that failed to contain the fire but it did preserve a narrow band of vegetation.
A saguaro has been cut into pieces as Amy stands beside it for context to its size. Finished with 5.7 miles and 1200′ of climbing.