It was a beautiful morning and we were not surprised to see a lot of bikers and hikers. We entered the park and drove past the Rincon Visitor's Center to the entrance booth where we found out it was a free access day. No daily fee today! We picked up a hiking map and pulled over to study it.
We decided on the area we wanted to see and found the road over to the Mica View Trailhead.
After hiking a while, we made a turn near the Broadway Trailhead and picked up another trail
desert tortoise - common in Saguaro National Park but not seen every day. Boy was that a shock. In the desert?? We never did see any water. But apparently these little guys only need a little bit and have been know to store some for themselves to last 12-15 months.
We made our way around the Loop Drive and stopped at a couple of overlooks for some great views in a couple of different directions.
We had a nice hike and spent a couple of hours getting some exercise enjoying the desert and warm 80 degree weather.
Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles! Until next time...