This morning I got up at a little after 9 o'clock after lying in bed for an hour waiting for a little warmer temps and reading blogs. Mr Big Buddy had everything toasty after a 32 degree night.
While eating our breakfast I decided after reading Al's blog that we would head over to Galena Canyon. It is located on the other side of the Santa Rita Mountains west of here. It is a popular area for the Tucson folks because it is much cooler and a nice recreational area.
At 11:45 we were on our way. It's only 20 miles away, but we will have to go through Box Canyon through the northern part of the Santa Rita Mountains following a creek so it will be a windy road. Nice concrete road to start. Hope it stays this way all the way through the mountains.
Once we got over the mountains we could see the Green Valley in the distance to the west.
|Green Valley and I-19 corridor below.|
Took us over an hour to get to Madera Canyon going about 25 mph on a wash board dirt road through the Box Canyon..
Our road ended at the road that heads up to Madera Canyon. It was about now I realized I had been this way before. Just about five miles back up the Madera Canyon, we came to the dead end parking lot.We looked over the trail options and decided to try one that we could hike as long as I could go and then just come back down. I could really feel the stress going up the trail. We walked about a mile up and unfortunately there so many trees we could not see the mountains for the trees. Not my cup of tea!😞
|Old Baldy and Mt Wrightson. Just a five mile hike away.😁|