Three things made today's hike fantastic. First, Ann joined me. She is a good and adventurous hiking companion. Second, most of the hike was new. Third, the scenery was stunning.
As I got out of my car at the trail head for this morning's hike, I decided to make it a macro-only day. After gearing up and getting my pack on, I headed out on the trail.
I had some great hikes this week. Here are some of my favorite snaps from 3 different hikes during the week.
I thought I would find some beautiful pix this morning, focusing on flowers, as a representation of their beauty and our love for them. I think it is a lovely way to honor our moms.
This time I went much deeper into the trail. By so doing, I found one of its greatest treasures - lots of mountain biking trails and lots of mountain bikers riding.
On May 1 of each year, Squaw Peak Road is opened back up for car travel. There are several trails that I have wanted to hike starting at the overlook.
While hiking this morning on the west side of Big Baldy, I looked out into the valley and saw a splash of light from the rising sun. It dawned on me, pun intended, that the light was funneling through the canyon almost like what a flashlight would do.