Monday, October 8, 2012

Madera Canyon

Geocaching season is just beginning for me here in Tucson, Arizona. The mornings are now cool enough for some hiking. We took advantage of the nice weather and took a little trip up to Madera Canyon.

We had a good hike and found a couple of caches along the way... but mostly we just took in the beautiful scenery. It was nice to get out with the camera and snap some pictures. Gearing up for next weekend's photo walk! There were a lot more flowers than I expected this time of year. I'll have to see what it is like in the spring (it snows in the winter there!).

Madera Canyon

We took the nature trail. It was nicely maintained with informational signs along the way. It was about half shade and half sun the whole way.


Madera Canyon

The trail isn't a loop, so we had to talk the road back down to the car. In all, we hiked 2.07 miles. Not bad for the first hike of the year!



After the hike we took the car to the end of the road and had a nice picnic lunch. Here's what I had. Yum! (Turkey sandwich for those wondering)


What is your favorite picnic food??

3 comments:

  1. What a beautiful place! I like a sandwich and some fruit too - and maybe a little chocolate!

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  2. nice hike!
    i like the LOOP hikes...better than taking the same trail back & forth.

    for a picnic...hmmmm, any snack will do...fruit, nuts, sandwich...

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  3. I enjoy a PB&J that has been in a bag all day. Something about the fact that the flavors have melded together.

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