Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.






Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Cave Creek regional park







By noon yesterday, the sun was peeking out from behind the clouds and I was ready to head out.  Hubby was lollygagging around ...sigh...but finally got it together.  I'd heard about the regional park at Cave Creek, so we headed over there.  For $6.00, you can enter the park and hike and take photos.  There is a visitor center there with two very friendly folks and I stopped and bought some postcards to take home.  We ate our lunch there (lunch from AJ's...I had a salad) and then headed up one of the trails.  I could see a mountain biker coming down the trail, so I warned hubby to watch for him as he was zooming down the trail.  Clouds started turning dark up there and we didn't wish to get too far up the trail, but isn't the afternoon light gorgeous?  As we drove away, it got darker and darker.

7 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful! love those saguaros!

Gaelyn said...

I do so love the Sonoran desert landscape. I saw similar views while driving by Lake Pleasant. Unfortunately, no time to hike.

Rohrerbot said...

Looks like a cool hike! Like cold.....Yesterday I went on a hike in shorts. Boy was I dumb....froze my tuckus off! Happy Holidays!

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Magni-fi-che foto !!!!
Mi piacerebbe molto poter andare anch'io a cavallo !!
Ciao Myriam :))

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

I love these beautiful desert photos!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I like the photo with the horseback riders and the lone saguaro. Looks like fun!

Teresa said...

Yes, it was very dark to the north of us yesterday afternoon. I love Cave Creek but don't get up there too often. I would live to get to the regional park. Actually Cave Creek was the first place I ever spent the night in Arizona a few years ago. That place made me fall in love from the start. So now, I'M HERE!!!!