We have done a lot of hiking around the country but nothing can compare to hiking Picacho Peak. The park is located between Casa Grande and Tucson and not too far from where we are staying. It is a 3200-foot peak with an elevation gain of 1500 feet, 6.2 miles round trip which isn’t bad until you come across all the cables, rungs and rocks where you have to use lots of upper body strength to get to the top.
The first 2 miles is pretty flat and gives a false sense of security and ease in walking. Then you hit the first cable section and it’s all over after that. I lost count of the number of cables and rungs but it was very challenging.
John and Ken are ready to do this hike again. Me? Maybe not so much. I’m glad I did it but not sure if I want to do it again.
Flowers are now starting to bloom in the desert. Here are a couple of beauties that have bloomed down the street from us.
We took another trip to Saguaro National Park with John’s brother, Frank. A nice day to be outside and see the desert plants.
That’s all from Arizona for now.