What do you do with couple of days off in the desert? You get out and hike!
The weather north was a little crisp, so it made staying in Phoenix an easy choice.
And I was determined to not spend it on the “usual” trails, so my wife and I journeyed to the east side to hike the 4.5 mile Gateway Loop in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
It had been quite a long time since I’d been there. I forgot how many amazing saguaros there are to see. It also helped to have some nice blue skies and a perfect amount of clouds to help with the photos.
And since it was an extra day off, it’s important to lounge around a bit. Put Arizona on your “bucket list”!
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