Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Day #7 - Picacho Peak State Park

A couple of weeks ago, I hiked to the top of Picacho Peak. It's a tough hike with some very technical sections. There are stretches of metal cable bolted into the rock face and you have to pull yourself hand over hand in some sections. It's like climbing a flexible ladder without clear foot holds. As any Arizonan will attest, the real reason to go to Picacho is to see the wildflowers every spring. We got there before the flowers were at their peak, but it was still wonderful to see so much green among the lava rock. This picture is one I snapped from the car on the way out of the park. It was such a beautiful day for a hike.

Picacho Peak hike

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