One of the reasons Craig and I make such great hiking partners is because we do very little talking on our long desert hikes. There's something very rejuvenating about listening to the quiet. And you get lots of it in the desert, out in the middle of nowhere. Wish that I could bottle it.
|In the background, you can see the path that we took.|
Mountain Preserve, just up the street from where we live. I wanted to see the wildflowers; Craig wanted to reach the top of Overlook Pass. We did both. This was about a five-mile hike. The elevation changed significantly about 1 mile into the hike.
Thanks to some good rain so far this year, the desert wildflowers have started to sprout. On this hike, we saw lots of red, yellow, and purple flowers. I think the red is my favorite.