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One never knows what Natural Wonders one may find on the trail. Today we found the gorgeous Bloom of the otherwise ordinary “Barrel Cactus.” This only happens once a year, so you’ve got to be quick. We are Quick!
My Intrepid Hiking Buddy, Tom, takes a break! He’s fine, just a little worn out. Lucky for us we had a chilled pool of ice water to revive our aching feet. There are many rewards and benefits to taking to the trails. Finding cooling pools and water falls are just two. The only thing we risked on this particular day was that this was way deep into the mountains and we had to hike back out. . . There is no icy pool at the end. Drats!
Yes, Arizona can be Hot, Dry, Scorching, Barren and full of Snakes, Lizards, Gila Monsters and Mountain Lions, but then, “This Happens!!!”
This photo rather speaks for itself. . . Gorgeous, Huh? At this time of year the grasses turn brown and gold, yet the native flora remains bright green in the morning sun. We’ll go again and we’ll go often.
We see the most amazing things on the trail! This day we were fortunate enough to see the “Circle of Life” thing take place in real time. Being always aware of our surroundings we spied an “Almost Dead” lizard on the trail. A few feet away was a Giant Rattlesnake patiently waiting for the lizard to be “Completely Dead.” We carefully backed up and watched. Soon Mr. Snake approached the now dead lizard and just eats him up head first!! Very Cool. Check out his rattles!!!