Snow in southern Arizona! Pathetic eh? But at least it’s much more manageable & easy to trek through…
2 weekends ago, we hiked the Butterfly Trail with my boss & co-worker on Mount Lemmon. This trail was picked out for George & Daisy….
This is Daisy.
And this is George.
This trail is dog friendly. No worries about stogey-smoking George trampling over cacti & getting needles in his paws.
At the very beginning of the trail, George spotted half a dozen wild turkeys. They ran away as soon as he approached so I couldn’t get a good shot of them. Escapees from Thanksgiving?
More wild turkeys spotted on the trail…
We spotted quite a few pointy ear squirrels (Kaibab) gathering nuts –and running away from George. He was a rambunctious fellow dashing this way & that. He was probably ecstatic at being off the leash. George, not the squirrel.
Husband & I were just as happy because of the…
Trees! Glorious green coniferous trees! We could almost pretend we were back home in Washington. But not really.
Did you see the wild turkeys?
George takes after his dad –he’s a rambunctious, jolly fellow.
You can’t really tell seasons are changing in Tucson until you go on Mount Lemmon & look at the leaves (& snow).
Tossing leaves for George (who’s run out of the picture).
They’ve put up little trail signs since the last time we hiked this trail.
There’s a pretty wide variety of foliage. From plush, green trees (for Tucson anyway) to dead fern (in the spring they’re plush) to cacti. It’s a neat mixture of green-ness & desert life.
We hiked to Novio Spring (6.2 miles) for a rest before we headed back.
A pooped out group at the end of the hike.
|6.2 Miles Roundtrip|
|- 1,095 Feet|
|$5 entrance to Mount Lemmon|