I came ready with some dirt-worthy walking shoes this time, and I put them to good use. Of course we made the obligatory trip to Red Mountain, and we enjoyed sharing with newbies. What a magical place this eroded cinder cone is, with weird hoodoos and cinder hills! Funny thing is, with just adults making the hike, it didn't take as long as usual!
|Mmmm, a Navajo taco is Indian fry bread topped with chili and taco fixings.|
Here's another hike, on the Sandy's Canyon Trail, where we saw pines and aspens, sandstone and basalt, wildflowers, and even a cute little horned toad!
We also hiked on the Kachina Trail, on the San Francisco Peaks. That's 11000' altitude.
There were also hikes taken around our cabin in the woods, but I opted for relaxation on the deck, instead!
Here's Pamela, who blew out her Italian hiking boots on our first day. She made the rest of our hikes wearing her Teva sandals. So much for real shoes!
|Pamela tied the semi-detached soles to the tops of her boots to make the hike out of Red Mountain.|