Hiking to Wave Cave

Today, being what Christians call "Good Friday" I had off work and decided to go for a hike. I started from the East Lost Goldmine Trail and then picked up the Wave Cave trail. A simple 4+ mile out and back.

I love living in the desert, it's so lush and green.

Lots of flowers are in bloom right now. We have yellow.

And orange.

And purple.

And white.

Usually all mixed together.

Even some of the cacti are getting into the act.

Looks like soon the prickly pear will be blooming as well.

Eventually, I made it to the cave. It was kinda crowded today. I guess a lot of people had off as well.

I guess it does look like a wave, doesn't it?

I like being able to hike around the desert.


Hike in the San Tan Mountains

Today Dena and I went for a hike in the San Tan Regional Park. It was a nice easy hike. About 4 miles but it was all pretty flat. The sun was out and it was kinda warm but we brought water. 

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Things are starting to bloom here in the desert. This is an Ocotillo cactus. 

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The creosote have some pretty yellow flowers with little white puff-balls on them. 

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I forget what this is called. Some sort of spiky thing. 

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And finally, watch out for rattlesnakes. A biker who just passed us saw it on the path up ahead and came back to warn us. That was very nice of them. By the time we got there, it moved under the bush. I kept my distance, the phone has a pretty good zoom on it. :) 

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That’s it. Had a good day so far. Catch you next time.