|Today's hike was a 6+ mile portion of the 1,200 mile Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.
|Some of the trail had a lovely tree canopy.
|Information about the Santa Cruz River.
|You must be this high to hike this trail.
|Love the cottonwood trees.
|Me at the river crossing.
|"I'm going to shed my skin right here." -Snake.
|I *think* this is a Pipevine Swallowtail.
|Tamarisk, an invasive shrub or tree, with the pink flowers, can be seen in this photo.
|The trail with waist-high plants.
|I'm not sure what this would have been.
|The trail with sky-high plants. The hiker in front of me is over 6' tall.
|The half way point where we had our snack.
|A few of the hikers have done this hike before and said they've never seen it this lush.
|Looking back at the trail.
|A large look at where we hiked today. This hike takes you between the two towns of Tumacacori and Tubac, Arizona.
|A close up look at today's hike. (The map orientation has been turned.) Today's hike was 6.3 miles, out and back.
YTD: 14.4 miles.
|The entire 1,200 mile trail, from Mexico to California.