Sabino Canyon, AZ — Days and Forays

Beautiful Sabino Canyon watching the clouds build in mid-January.
Reflections of the saguaros.
Looks like more rain as we are watching from the Travato.
Wow – another amazing rainbow.
So much rain (and it is cold), we are working in the warehouse – prepping new boards to revitalize some picnic tables.
Pre- drilling: three coats of paint to follow. The legs got spray-painted.
There were large signs to paint in “Federal Brown” – these will go up Mt Lemmon.
You can check out, but you can never leave!
We met J & J at Starr Pass for a hike before dinner out and an astronomy lecture at UA. The day ended by seeing a 4 star cluster in Orion’s sword at the Steward Observatory. Their blog with more pictures of the hike.
We took a group hike from Molino Basin on Mt Lemmon to this trailhead on Reddington Pass.
It took us all day but we had some great scenery and camaraderie.
We took a break to Kartchner Caverns State Park and shared a camp site with J & J – leveling was a challenge. But we now have a new leveling app from Truma that should be helpful on other sites.
We hiked a couple miles to this overlook. Then back for some of Joan’s home made pizza – yum! It was great to have so many times together this month, building memories and sharing our travel stories. Joan and Jim’s Blog on Kartchner Caverns
The waters really reached a high point and even the trams could not go up Sabino Canyon.
We have shoveled, then swept all the sand and debris off this bridge as part of our job to keep it safe for bikes and peds.
The mile markers were looking a bit less than fresh as this one at the top of the canyon.
This one was buried behind debris but we have it cleaned up and looking good.
Having friends over for a BBQ and sunset. Lights under the Travato to keep away the pack rats.
Hanging out under the awning – well deserved after washing the house inside and out.
Our neighbors also enjoying the view at Cocktail Hour.
Another full moon in the canyon.

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