August 2012 - Camping in the Catalinas
Camping in the Catalinas. The only rule is that photos must have Lance in them.
Lance wants to know where we're going today!
Lance also wants to know when we're going.
"I have to get over this? Um, you do know that I have old man back legs now, right?"
Greenery! Yay for elevation.
"This one's easy!"
"Again? What's with all these logs in the way?"
On the Butterfly trail now.
"What's taking you so long?" (this was early in the day)
"Whee! This is fun!"
Can you tell that it rained a lot in August?
We've descended far enough to see cacti again, but we're still pretty high in the grand scheme of things.
The partly cloudy day was perfect for keeping us from over-heating.
We've started climbing again (the hike's elevation profile was basically a shallow "V"). Lance wants water!
Lance investigates the wreckage from an old plane crash (an F-86 in 1957).
"This is hard. You didn't tell me we were going to do all this climbing."
More resting. At least the view is good.
Our maximum elevation, the top of Mt. Bigelow!
He might be a little sore after that 11 mile excursion.
Definitely tuckered out!
The GPS tells us where we went, how far, how high, and how fast. On the Butterfly trail.
Watching sunset from the Box Camp Trail, not too far from the campground.
Sunday morning on the Red Ridge trail. One of the few pictures of Lance on the descent. He wasn't enthusiastic.
"I don't want to go any farther."
But as soon as we turned around to go back up, Lance had a burst of energy and enthusiasm.
"Hey slow poke! What's taking you so long?" (apparently I'm the slow one now)
The ascent continues.
This hike was through one of the most badly burned areas in the 2003 Aspen Fire. It seems to be bouncing back okay.
Lots of green from the recent rains.
Hey, there we are!
The GPS tells us where we went, how far, how high, and how fast. On the Red Ridge trail.
On the way home: "please don't make me hike more."
August 2012 - Bear Jaw Trail
October 2012 - Revisiting Sedona