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  • Writer's pictureMark L. Johnson

Alamo Spring-less

Went to the U of A Baseball game yesterday and stopped by Lindys On Fourth on the way home for a gigantic specialty hamburger and fries. Yum! Go Cats! So I decided to burn it off with a nice hike on the Alamo Springs Trail early this morning.

The Alamo Springs Trail is a gorgeous trail up and along the ridge that separates Wild Burro Canyon and Ruelas Canyon. It is 5.6 miles roundtrip from Wild Burro Trailhead with a pretty good elevation gain of 1,175 feet. The scenery, saguaro and rock formations are incredible. It is very peaceful and serene. You can see the track and stats of this hike at my new OutdoorActive hiking app site.

However, the one thing not witnessed on this hike was wildflowers (except for an Ocotillo bloom here and there). Last year on March 15, 2020 we published Hike Relief which provided our members a collage of wildflower photos from hikes in the Tortolitas. In one year, the drought and summer heat has adversely impacted the wildflower bloom and some cactus are seriously damaged. This is also an ominous situation for wildfires this summer.

Here is a collage of photos taken this morning:


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