Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Hiking in the White Tanks

We had a cold front come through last weekend, so the Arizona desert got one more lovely week of relatively cool (70's F) temperatures before the heat sets in for the summer. So, my sweetie and I took advantage of the weather to go on one more hike at the White Tank Mountain Regional Park.

The green of the spring wildflowers and grasses has faded into cream and rust as we head into the baking time, and seed pods are everywhere. I grew up in the Midwest US, and this looks like fall to me. No wonder I can never get the hang of the desert seasons.

The local wildlife was active. Lizards and birds and little fuzzy things everywhere!

The air was clear with the bit of rain that we had, so we could see quite a ways. That is Phoenix in the distance. The two little hills in the top left of the picture are a bit over 30 miles away.

And as we were on the way back off of the trail, we got to enjoy a spectacular moon rise. Gorgeous!

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