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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Thunderbird Day Three

Cloudy start
Dr. K, Becca and I got up early to spend the morning hiking in Thunderbird Park.  It was already pretty crowded, and though we encountered quite a few people--some with dogs--the exercise was well worth the slight inconvenience.  We can't get over how well maintained the park is and what an incredible resource it is to area residents, not only for hikers and runners, but also for mountain bikers and equestrians.  Great planning for a real civic gem.
Sonoran Desert landscape

Sun trying to break through

Main entrance to Thunderbird and surrounding urban area

Becca climbing high

The Lone Saguaro

Six feet (left) and ten feet (right)

Climbing higher still

Neighborhood near the park

Expensive homes in the mountain foothills

Christmas Cactus

Closeup of Christmas Cactus

Concrete picnic bench at the park

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

One of the really nice thing about Thunderbird Park is that just about everyone follows the rules and keep their dogs on a leash.

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