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notes from the hike

and so it came to pass…abacus and i fancied a hike in the catalinas.

we arrived at the trail head to see this:

a harbinger of pain?  how tough was this hike going to be?

not too bad, actually!  it was hot, but i think we sort of kicked ass!  it was full sun, but we made good time.

now, i need to say, my hopes for nature viewing were low, but we were treated with views of ravens and a hunting red tail.  also, scads of funnel spiders had set up shop:

one knoll was plastered with these.  i like the funnel spiders. they’re efficient eaters…and their bodies remind me of sugar smacks!

we also had some lovely flora…whatcha got right there is the Mirabilis linearis – Narrowleaf Four O’Clock.

the climb was steep so i noticed the plant life on the way up: moving slowly and all.  on the way down, only critters caught my eye.

here is a punk ass grasshopper who i followed for a great while  he would only turn his back to me.

grasshoppers are the biggest teases in sonoran nature. they know you want to take their picture…they leave, but they stay close enough for you to follow.

how high were we?  this high:

we also saw the dainty sulfur and the claret cup hedgehog:

we were back down town by 11:15 for beers and clams at bob dobb’s!

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5 Comments so far
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Nice! Which canyon and how early did you head out?

Comment by Robin

Any hike is a good hike to us.

Comment by D.K. Wall & The Thundering Herd

Lovely photos except for the first one. Of course hiking may cause one to need Ibuprofen but why do people keep littering? *sad face*

Comment by S. Le

Looks like it was a worthwhile excursion.

Comment by forkboy

Back for lunch by 11 15? What, did you skateboard down??

Nice bokeh on the Mirabilis, and I like the translucence of its petals.

Comment by lavenderbay




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