It's a bit on the windy side this morning, but once I get into the canyons I know that will change.
I'm anxious to hike this area as I haven't been getting my usual number of workouts in and I'm starting to feel paunchy. I arrive at the David Yetman trailhead, not too far from the campground and load my backpack to be out for several hours.
Although not the largest cactus in the world, the saguaro does claim that title for the United States. Reaching upwards to 70' tall, this ancient giant can live 200 years or more, (sometimes) sprouting arms after 75+ years.
I know javelina are present in this area and frequent washes like the kind I'm in. Although I know nothing about their scat, I'm pretty sure this belongs to a deer, or elk and not the sharp toothed peccary.
A number of items on the menu here are supersized, a surprising condition considering their skinny diet of rainfall.
It's rounding 5 o'clock, time for me to head back as it's time for...
Although seriously, I'd like more than just an hour of this.