August 2012 - Green Mountain Trail

Lance and I escape to the cooler mountains.
We're going on the Green Mountain trail. : hike, catalinas  Looks like an alright trail to me. : hike, catalinas  Looking into the San Pedro river valley. : hike, catalinas  Some forest left... : hike, catalinas 
...but a lot of the forest was burned in a fire about 8 years ago. : hike, catalinas  It seems to be making a return.  Lots of green with this year's generous monsoon rains. : hike, catalinas  Even the hills below have a greenish tint to them. : hike, catalinas  More of the trail. : hike, catalinas 
That's as close as I dared get to this very bright mushroom. : hike, catalinas  The backside of Mt. Bigelow is behind me. : hike, catalinas  Signs of the fire remain. : hike, catalinas  Yours truly with the San Pedro river valley in the background. : hike, catalinas 
San Pedro river valley. : hike, catalinas  Color.  It's not fall yet, so dead trees, I presume. : hike, catalinas  Lance might be getting a little old for this...he was breathing and panting way harder than he used to. : hike, catalinas  A picture taken during another Lance pitstop. : hike, catalinas 
A good spot to eat my lunch picnic and enjoy the view. : hike, catalinas