Friday, November 25, 2005
Catalina State Park - Romero Pools
On Thanksgiving we went to the Romero Pools - they deserve a mention. The whole hike from start to finish took us four hours including a 30 minute break for a snack at the pools. The water's pretty low this time of year so the pools are a little mossy and not deep enough to be inviting for a dip, but the beauty of the shallow pools and the rock shaped smoothly and dramatically by centuries of water moving through the canyon is worth it, in my opinion. The views of the valley are pretty intense, also.
The climb up is hard work and it's not a cakewalk coming down either; some parts of the trail are very rocky and/or steep. Not a hike for everyone, but durring the summer hikers might be rewarded with a refreshing dip in the pools, which would make it worth it.
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