Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Tuesday, February 21 - We returned to Tucson Mountain Park this morning to hike among the Saguaro. It is a very short drive from Justin's Diamond J Campground to the desert full of trails. Actually, we could have walked right out the back of the campground into Tucson Mountain Park but that would have made today's hike way to long.

Tucson Mt. Park

Thank goodness Paul has a great sense of direction and was able to keep us in the correct general direction. We eventually found Prospector Trail and followed it to the trail head, but it was not at our original starting point.

This is a very rocky trail. Have your boots on.
Tucson Mt. Park

The terrain changed as we changed elevations.
Tucson Mt Park

Tucson Mt Park

We decided to cut across country making our own trail. We ended up wandering around the desert until we found a road. We then continued across country keeping the road in sight as a marker. After another mile or so, we stumbled on the truck parked beside a picnic area.

This guy sure has the arms.
Tucson MT. Park

If you do this trail, be careful of the fishhook cacti. They are close to the trail.

Fishhook cactus

We decided to eat our snack at a nearby picnic table before returning home. 


It was a good hike of about 4.5 miles, but we would have liked it if the trails were marked. There are so many trails in the area it may be very difficult to keep them all marked.

The birds were enjoying the gorgeous day too.
Tucson Mt. Park

Our first black cardinal.
Black cardinal

Black cardinal

After relaxing and cleaning up at the 5th wheel, we headed over to friends Pam and John’s for happy hour. They are staying at the Lazy Day's KOA here in Tucson. Sue and Dave Bank are also staying there and joined us for a couple hours of snacks, beverages and great conversation.

We say good bye to Tucson. Tomorrow, Thursday, we will be in Sedona, AZ. The weather is much colder. We will make the best of it for sure.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!