Today was a perfect day for a hike with my friend Lynn. Sabino Canyon is just north of Tucson and a very popular spot for its gorgeous scenery and nice easy trails but it's recovering from massive rains last year that caused landslides to erode away parts of the mountain sides and covered the trails with giant boulders and debris. Trail restoration is still underway and the one that we did, a 3 hour loop trail was only recently reopened for hiking.
Just like tamales and carne seca, I have to also get my fill of desert and cactus whenever I come back home to Tucson. And at this time of year, you can always count on delightful weather, even before global warming started up. Temps are in the low 80s today and despite slathering on SPF 55 sunscreen, my arms and legs are a couple of shades darker.
South Pole seems like a world away right now...