I selected the hike up to Wind Cave as my destination for this morning. It's a mere 17 minute drive, the hike is short with some good steep rocky gain and reports say great views. But, being a hot Saturday in the desert, you gotta go early to beat the heat and the hoards. The heat thing is all relative, it's hot for me but not the locals or snowbirds.
The hike was wonderful! It was pretty & fun! The sun stayed behind the mountain until about 15 minutes before arriving back at my car. Wildflower season is beginning here, there was lots of yellow and red, with a sprinkle of purple. There was loads of lichen on the walls which lit up nice when the sun hit it.
Feeling fulfilled I did not feel the need to keep my boots on and keep moving. I found some shade, savoured snacks, breathed in the desert air and the views before heading back to my sister's place to laze around.
They were on the links today and this time the timing was right. While I was lazing under her saguaro, she pulled up to tee off. The afternoon flew by filled with beer time, nap time, neighbourly visit time, savouring freshly picked grapefruit time. Then with dinner done, I sat outside to capture the desert sunset!
the orange star marks the general area of where the Cave is
view of my sister golfing while I lounged under her saguaro
juicy and delicious
the moon looks like a small white speck
In December of 2018 I hiked around Pass Mountain with the pink arrows showing the route.