Monday, March 12 – We went to Sabino Canyon in the Santa Catalina Mountains today for a hike. We've heard many good comments about this area and we agree....This place is AWESOME!!!
We rode the trolley about 4 miles to the top of the canyon where we found the trail head to Phoneline Trail.
This is a six mile hike of moderate difficulty. The first mile may be a little tougher than the “moderate” rating. You have a pretty steep climb on a very narrow trail.
At times we had to place a hand on the mountain wall to feel safe.
Once that first stretch of trail was out of the way, the trail leveled out and became very enjoyable.
We were on a high trail about half way up the face of the mountain and continued along the height for about 4.5 miles.
Of course, the last half mile was mostly down hill.
We were pretty tired once we reach the Canyon floor. It was going to be good to get back to the car. But we had another mile to walk from the end of the trail back to the car.....JEESH! Sure wish that trail ended at the parking lot....kind of a mental let down.
We really enjoyed this hike and look forward to returning some day to explore several of the other trails in Sabino Canyon.
Several bloggers from yesterday's post had the same question. Here is one from Jeff and Barbie, Boldts RV Castle, OK, you've enlightened us that Barrel Cactus always lean to the south. Now the million $ question.... WHY? Inquiring minds want to know :-)
ANSWER: The Barrel Cactus leans toward the South, casting shade on its side to prevent sunburn. Inquiring minds now know!
Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y'all back real soon. Have a great day!