Winter is coming — it’s getting much cooler and is starting to rain. Thankfully, we were able to get out and go hiking and boxing before the rain started today (it’s been pouring off and on since last night). For this weekday adventure, we chose to go hiking in Saguaro National Park on the West side of Tucson. Because Curtis has school in the afternoon and we only have 2 hours until sunset when he gets home, we had to split this letterbox hike into 2 days. On Wednesday, we hiked around 3 miles up toward Wasson Peak on the Sweetwater trail, and on Thursday we hiked the other way, down Thunderbird trail. All of the trails were in Saguaro National Park West of Tucson, but the 2 boxes we found were hidden off of the national park territory.
Hiking in Saguaro National Park | The Sweetwater Trail
The clouds and sunset colors were incredible that evening. I suppose having beautiful clouds is a big advantage of all this rain. Also thanks to the lower temperatures, I’m not as worried about rattlesnakes anymore. The only thing to look out for are the cholla cacti that jump out at you…right, Curtis? 😉
Hiking in Saguaro National Park | The Thunderbird Trail
Being here makes me wish I was better with photography to be able to capture all the beauty. Hopefully we’ll be able to have another Saturday adventure this weekend despite the predicted rain and Tour de Tucson surrounding the city.