Here's the map for Saguaro National Park West. We hiked King Canyon, Hugh Norris, Sendero-Esperanza, and Gould Mine trails to make a 7.5 mile loop. Here's a few images from a great day on the trail.
|Wasson Peak, at 4,687 feet, is actually behind the mountain in the distance.|
|We saw this unique crested saguaro last year.|
|There were a few spots of color along the trail.|
|Great views looking back towards our starting point.|
We had just zig-zagged our way up the hillside.
|The last bit of trail along a ridgeline to our destination.|
|It was a little chilly on top.|
|Coming down Gould Mine trail I looked up to my left and saw what seemed to be|
a crested saguaro on top of the hill .
|The trail made its way around the hill and from the other side I could plainly see it was indeed a crested saguaro!|
|Some pretty, new growth on a cholla.|
Another great day on the trail in Tucson! I'm glad we did this one before it warms up again next week, these hills would have been a lot harder at 80 degrees!