|The beauty of Seven Falls|
This was an out of sync hike for me. It wasn't done with our regular Wednesday hiking group, it was a couple from our regular group – LaNeta and Gordy and their son Carlan who was in town to visit, and a new friend Esther. It was a gorgeous day for a hike and Carlan wanted to have another hike under his belt before heading back to the Dakotas and the cold and snow.
|Gordy & Carlan - Trailblazers extraordinaire|
As we crisscrossed the seven times over Sabino Creek, each crossing becoming a little more hazardous than the previous, we knew that the falls would be fabulous. There was so much water in the creek we had to find new spots to cross even since we were there a few weeks ago. This was because of the melting snow up in the higher elevation of the mountains. Some hikers – not from our group, of course – actually removed their shoes and crossed in the bare feet. This had to be a chilling experience; I mean we are talking about melting snow….
|One hiker found bare feet easier|
|Esther demonstrating how to do it correctly|
This is a pretty moderate hike which we all thoroughly enjoyed. The Seven Falls hike is a total of about 7 miles from the parking lot to the base of the falls, with an elevation gain of approx. 700 ft. It was a beautiful day and there were quite a few people on the trails. I always say hikers are the friendliest people in the world because they are always willing to stop and share an adventure or point out something interesting on a trail that you may not be aware of. Before moving to Tucson several years ago, I never thought of waterfalls in the middle of a desert, but they do exist and they are some of the most beautiful areas in the world. One of these is Seven Falls.
|LaNeta and Esther choosing the right rocks.....|
See you on the trails….