Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Lot of Hot Air

I've said it before and I'll say it again... geocaching gets you up and out and you will see things and find places you never knew about. Today, I didn't discover anything new... but if I weren't up and out of the house geocaching early this morning I would have missed these three hot air balloons headed to the airport for a landing!


I had my crappy old point and shoot with me today so ignore the graininess of this close up.

Hot Air

I came across the balloons while heading to the second portion of the Picacho de Calera Earthcache this morning with KennyV.

1st Stage
There used to be two little peaks here (There is a road nearby called Twin Peaks) all that is left of the one is the dirt you see there. They are still chipping away at it (I think it is a pit now), but its twin will remain. It doesn't have the right materials for cement making.

Final Stage

The final stage is at the main entrance to the plant which you can see below at a distance.

Cement "Plant"

We also spent a little time this morning at Saguaro National Park (west). We grabbed a benchmark that was also a virtual.


Most of our little walk to the cache was through a wash, but we did catch a little bit of the trail.


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  1. Interesting photos! I love Tucson. Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. A few years ago we were in one of those balloons. What an awesome ride and view.
    You certainly do get to see and do interesting things.