We got together with the four friends several times for games and meals as well. Aileen's knee is still improving, but very slowly.
I led a group on the south side of the Gila River the other day. This is South Butte.
Moving a bit more to the south gives us this view of Grayback Mtn
I liked the colour on this prickly pear cactus even though it may be a sign of impending ill health
We call this the waterfall even though there is water flowing only during the monsoon season
A male Gambel's Quail
An American Kestrel hanging on in today's wind
And just down the road this Red-tailed Hawk was hanging on in the gusts in a tree
A resting hummingbird on one of our afternoon walks
A male House Finch on our morning walk
Mitzy and I walk past this fan palm on our way out to the desert
Ranching Arizona style
Lunch on the trail
Looking down on our lunch spot
We call that pillar in behind The Thumb, so here we are giving it a thumbs up
Top of the World trail
The ridge north of Box Canyon along the Martinez Mine Rd
Desert dwelling cow
At this time of year, there are a lot of sheep grazing the fields between Coolidge and Casa Grande
A nice grouping of Saguaro Cactus
More cactus in Cottonwood Wash
From our riding area looking across to Superstition Mtn in the center. To the left of it is Gold Canyon and Apache Junction. From there to the left is greater Phoenix for about the next 50-60 miles.
A dead end trail a couple of us explored the other day. You might be able to spot our RZRs. Greater Phoenix is on the distant horizon.
Male Gilded Flicker