Tomorrow we're meeting John and Carol to hike the strenuous Picacho Peak trail. So while Jim was visiting, we took a warm-up hike up to Wind Cave in Usery Mountain Regional Park - a 3 mile round trip hike with an 800 ft. elevation gain.
It was a beautiful day - even the ocotillo were leafed out with the previous rain.
Just look at the crowd at Wind Cave! Maybe McDonalds should open a franchise there. Fries, anyone?
The water seepage enables these pretty plants to grow there.
Here we are at the top. I wonder if we'll look as happy tomorrow when we climb over twice as high. All four of us have done it before, but I was younger then.