March 2012 - Rincon Peak

Mana, Hans, Loren, and I set out to climb Rincon Peak.
Embarking on another adventure. : hiking, peak, saguaro, national park  Loren is happy to be hiking! : hiking, peak, saguaro, national park  Perhaps the largest barrel cactus I've ever seen. : hiking, peak, saguaro, national park  Precarious living. : hiking, peak, saguaro, national park 
Nice perch! : hiking, peak, saguaro, national park  Loren is intent on climbing. : hiking, peak, saguaro, national park  Looking to the southeast. : hiking, peak, saguaro, national park  A nice spring day! : hiking, peak, saguaro, national park 
High enough in elevation to see ferns. : hiking, peak, saguaro, national park  Mana takes a break atop the rock. : hiking, peak, saguaro, national park  Rincon Peak, today's destination. : hiking, peak, saguaro, national park  Eggs, anyone? : hiking, peak, saguaro, national park 
Hans and Mana enjoy themselves. : hiking, peak, saguaro, national park  A large manzanita bush. : hiking, peak, saguaro, national park  View: direction south Tucson. : hiking, peak, saguaro, national park  Taking a break from the climb: Loren, Hans, and Mana. : hiking, peak, saguaro, national park 
Which way? : hiking, peak, saguaro, national park  'twas a bit steep. : hiking, peak, saguaro, national park  Hans near the summit. : hiking, peak, saguaro, national park  Pascal with Wrong Mountain in the background. : hiking, peak, saguaro, national park 
Mana is happy to be at the top. : hiking, peak, saguaro, national park  Our two heroes are happy to be at the top! : hiking, peak, saguaro, national park  Most of the trails we hiked are in this photograph. : hiking, peak, saguaro, national park  Party of four, Rincon Peak, please. : hiking, peak, saguaro, national park 
Hans. : hiking, peak, saguaro, national park  Descending, carefully. : hiking, peak, saguaro, national park  Resting. : hiking, peak, saguaro, national park  Mana and Loren. : hiking, peak, saguaro, national park 
Hints of the incoming storm (we were off the mountain plenty in advance of said storm). : hiking, peak, saguaro, national park  It was nice to see pine trees. : hiking, peak, saguaro, national park  Twilight. : hiking, peak, saguaro, national park  We're picking up elevation, slowly. : peak, hiking, national park, saguaro 
Sunset approaches. : peak, national park, saguaro, hiking  As the sun sets. : hiking, peak, saguaro, national park