December 2011 - Wasson Peak
I volunteer with a group called Tucson Inner City Outings (ICO) which offers underrepresented children the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities like hiking. Here is an ICO trip up Wasson Peak.
This day was supposed to be rainy and miserable, but it turned out mostly okay.
Looking towards Kitt Peak. So much for that rain, eh?
It was an amazing cloud day, though.
We're going to hike up yonder way.
I volunteered with a group called Inner City Outings, which involves underrepresented kids in outdoor activities, like hiking, that they might not otherwise do.
Lots of cactus pictures, no kid pictures because I'm not sure what I'm allowed to post without "official" permission. Also, doesn't that one cactus look like it's taking a bow?
We made it to the saddle and snacked there. View of the Catalina Mountains.
You can see pretty much the entire trail that we hiked up.
The right hand peak is Wasson Peak, the highest point in the Tucson Mountains.
The rest of the Tucson Mountains.
The last quarter mile before the top is definitely the coolest.
One view from the top! If you squint, you can see Picacho Peak in the background.
Remember how this day was supposed to be rainy and miserable? Ahem.
But wait, this is what's directly overhead.
Well, at any rate, we started down the mountain. It wasn't looking good.
But, surprisingly, we only caught the edge of the incoming storms for a couple of hours.
See! It's sunny.
Sure, it's only just overhead that it's not raining, but we're basically dry.
Even time for macro shots. I mean, you kind of have to show up "spring" in the desert! #1
Kitt Peak was so clear and visible in the morning. Now, not so much.
And finally the skies open up, about 5 minutes before our return to the parking lot. Well-timed!
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