February 2013 - Golden Gate Mountain

We go off-trail with Scott at Golden Gate Mountain.
Not Golden Gate Mountain, but there's a firing range on the other side of the ridge. : desert, mountains, cactus, hike, off-trail  Inspecting the jumping cholla! : desert, mountains, cactus, hike, off-trail  Fruit of cactus. : desert, mountains, cactus, hike, off-trail  Scott is very tall! (Golden Gate Mountain in background) : desert, mountains, cactus, hike, off-trail 
The desert west of Tucson. : desert, mountains, cactus, hike, off-trail  A fallen saguaro cactus. : desert, mountains, cactus, hike, off-trail  We enjoyed seeing Scott in Tucson! : desert, mountains, cactus, hike, off-trail  That saguaro on the right might be the tallest one I've ever seen! : desert, mountains, cactus, hike, off-trail 
Cuddly (not!) cholla cactus. : desert, mountains, cactus, hike, off-trail