The cooler seasons in Phoenix means the hot air balloons are in the sky.
For us out there hiking, the balloons add to the enjoyment of being in the desert.
Of course, it’s the definition of being in the right place at the right time. The winds need to blowing the right direction, and you have to be at the right spot of the trail if the pilots (are they called pilots?) bring them low enough where you are.
There is a strange universal appeal about capturing the balloon and saguaro together. In the world social media, these always get the most “likes”.
For the record, I’m scared of heights. It’s not likely I’ll have any photos from the other vantage point. Happy Trails! And don’t forget to look up!