Arizona Trail, Passage 10
Early morning climb by headlamp to Sycamore Canyon. My favorite part of day, watching the light rise as we ascend. Plants we hadn't seen since our second day told us we were entering a new forest type.
|Sycamore Canyon with its namesake trees.|
|Climbing out of the canyon.|
|Good water at Agua Caliente Drainage.|
Arrived at Molino Basin Campground trailhead on the Catalina Highway to meet my parents. So happy to see them. I feel fortunate to have them share in this experience. They are glad for a break because they are having to move my grandpa into a care facility which is difficult.
|Mom, Dad, and me.|
|Packing out cheese, avocados, tomatoes, and hardboiled eggs.|
As we head up the trail, it begins to rain. Big drops that don't feel wet. But they make the air smell fresh and clean. This rain passes quickly, and leaves behind bands of clouds.
|Umbrellas- they aren't just for sun.|
|Carrying two pairs of shoes. Hope this makes my feet happy cause I'm not happy with the extra pack weight.|
|Slowing down for butterflies.|
|Jan's tarptent and the sunset.|