Dayhike today Friday Dec 16th near Tucson

5:35 p.m. on December 16, 2011 (EST)
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Today a friend and I went on a short dayhike in to the foothills of the Catalina Mountains


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Fall color along lower Sabino Creek


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Golden Sycamore along lower Bear Creek


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Looking up Bear Creek Canyon


Prikley-Pear-cacti-along-Bear-Canyon-roaPrickley Pear Cacti along Bear Canyon trail


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Tanque Verde mtns from Bear Canyon looking east


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Santa Rita Mtns 60 miles away to the south from Bear Canyon


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Sabino Dam with new snowmelt flow


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Lower Sabino Creek

We were going to hike up to Seven Falls but the water in the creek was too deep from the recent rain and snow melt. It got into the mid 60s today.







6:07 p.m. on December 16, 2011 (EST)
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Well done as usual Gary!

 

Mid 60ies? That's a heat wave!

11:20 p.m. on December 16, 2011 (EST)
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Nice looking hike Gary.

60's a heat wave?  Down right sweltering here in FL @ mid to upper 70's.

12:33 a.m. on December 17, 2011 (EST)
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Nice, Gary, that (with the exception of the cactus) looks like California a couple months ago! :)

7:49 p.m. on December 17, 2011 (EST)
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Sweet shots Gary, I love seeing where others are stomping around. Thanks for posting. 

10:24 p.m. on December 17, 2011 (EST)
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Looks like a good day Gary. You got some nice pics. All that rain sure greened things up. Nice to see water flowing in the deserts again aint it. 

I was also out enjoying the nice temps on Friday and Saturday, will be posting a report shortly.

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