Monday, January 20, 2014

Sabino Canyon Loop Phoneline Trail & Sabino Creek January 13, 2014

                  Palo verde nursing two Saguaros

Upon completion of this hike on December 6, 2013, this 3.5 mile loop quickly became one of my favorite short hikes in Tucson. In a relative short time it gives visitors a chance to see two different desert habitats the Sonoran Desert bajada and desert riparian. As a result, the plant and animal life change. Early evening is also a good time to photograph desert landscapes. 

On January 13 I returned to Sabino Canyon and completed the hike after an hour and half. I was able to photograph a great sunset and even spend more time at Sabino Dam.

Short description: Trails involved included the main trail to Bear Canyon, Phoneline Trail and Sabino Creek Trail. The hike is 3.5 miles with moderate elevation gain. Finally, trails begin and end at the Sabino Canyon Visitor at the end of Sunrise BlVD. For more detailed information on the route please consult my December 10, 2013, post.

                        Phoneline Trail scenery
                          Golden Saguaros

         Last light on the Catalinas

            Evening glow

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