Thursday, March 31, 2011
What a Hike!
Tuesday we hiked the Hugh Norris Trail in Saguaro National Park. The ocotillo is blooming profusely. We have never seen so many flowers. It's good the scenery was so beautiful. It distracted us from the pain in our legs, caused by all the steps we had to climb. Maybe even more steps than ocotillo flowers. The section of the trail that we hiked was 2.7 miles one way. Steps like these were a constant for maybe half of that distance. First we went up. Then we had to come back down. Both were hard on us. And when there were no steps, there was mainly an uphill climb (or downhill, depending on our direction). It was a great hike. But we won't be redoing that trail for a while. Living in an RV, we only have 7 steps to climb. We are out of practice. I guess it is good for us to do it, however.