Monday, February 13, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day from Andrew and his bitch


If next Valentine's rolls around or you just want to do something romantic in the Tucson area, I can definately recommend our date. We took a pic-nic (and some candles) to the Signal Hill pic- nic area. You get the gorgeous sunset a la Gates Pass but with much more privacy, since Signal Hill is more remote and you'll probably get your own little "hut" like we did. After your meal you can take the ten minute hike up Signal Hill where human life has been celebrated for over 800 years. If you need a piece de resistance, bring a romantic CD and pop it in the car for one slow dance before you leave.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Tucson Mountain Park Cacti

For the complete set of pictures from this hike click here.

HIKING PACK:

water
granola bars
fruit
compass
shades
hat
camera
batteries
pen and paper
good book
chapstick
kleenex
cell phone
trail map



Sunday, February 05, 2006

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Just trying to get a return for a "Tucson Blog" Google search.

Photos that appeared on my phone after a night at O'Malley's






I think Andrew took them, but to be honest, I can't remember. He can't remember either.

Why is it that so many places I profile won a Tucson Weekly award in 1995? Does this mean I'm consistently ten years behind?

The Peace Garden - Sunnyside Neighborhood

I took this photo yesterday while I was in training for the Tucson Elvira Sunnyside Study which will require I do interviews on Public Health and Quality of Life issues in South Tucson. I found this great image in the Peace Garden located at the northwest corner of Manuel Herrera Jr. Park, 5901 S. Fiesta Ave.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Saguaro National Park - Tucson Mountain District


The bottom photo here is from Signal Hill, the top from Sendero Esperanza. For the complete photo album, click here.

I started out at Signal Hill to take morning light photos at nine. After a few shots I got back in the car and drove to the Sendero Esperanza Trailhead where I started by ten. I wanted more variety in my hike than last time, when I only did Hugh Norris, which is strictly on the ridge. I did see a number of quail and gorgeous long-eared jackrabbits on the Sendero Esperanza. I climbed that trail up to Hugh Norris, where I took it to Wasson Peak. I then got on the King Canyon Trail, which was way too rocky on certain points, but interesting because it crosses over a large wash and leads to Mam-A-Gah pic-nic area (which really seems to be in the middle of nowhere.) There is a bathroom there, too. Then I got on the Gould Mine Trail which shows interesting vestiges of the old mining operations. I got back on Sendero Esperanza and completed the loop by taking it all the way back to the trailhead where I had begun. I got back to the car around three. It was definately and all day loop. In general, I would say it was interesting and indeed held variety in landscape, scenery, etc. However, the Hugh Norris Trail is still an unbeatable experience and the best Saguaro National Park West has to offer.