Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wasson Peak, Tucson Mountain Park

Had us a fabulous hike with John and Pam today! We started the day with breakfast at the rig, then we all piled into John and Pam's Jeep to travel the short distance to the King Canyon trail head in the Tucson Mountain District of Saguaro National Park.

Our plan for the day was to hike to the top of Wasson Peak. We made it into a loop of 8.75 miles with 1800 feet of elevation gain. It was a perfect day to be in the desert with friends. I'll let the pics tell the story...

Just a half mile into the trail the views started opening up around us.
We were headed for the top of one of the peaks in the distance.
All day we searched for the elusive crested saguaro,
mutants that are scattered across the Sonoran desert.
This beauty had us all excited!
The intrepid hikers at the summit. 360 degree views!
Coming down the Hugh Norris Trail, lots of switchbacks.
Lisa, Pam and John are in the picture...
Amazing views all day long!
The boys in a little mining relic.
This guy has so much going on, it looks like he's juggling!
We're looking forward to more adventures with John and Pam next week!


  1. A crested! Pam told me how to find one, so that's my next thing.

    1. I was constantly searching for them! Makes it hard to walk if you don't watch your feet a little bit!

  2. Oh we missed this! If you also go to Sabino Canyon there is an older Crested Saguaro. Is Picacho Peak the next one ?

    1. I'll be on the lookout for that crested! Not sure when we'll get to Picacho...

  3. Wow, no smog!!!
    Now you have a calorie deficit. Enjoy!
    Box Canyon Mark

    1. Ha! We could see Phoenix smog in the distance and were very thankful to be breathing clean air!