Hiking and Watching the sunset at the end of it, what a rewarding hike on Mt. Lemmon
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Mount Lemmon can with confidence be called my hiking place from the hassels and bustles of Tucson (not that it is anything to run away from). It is the one place that I find my soul rejoices being at. I have braved hiking five of it's trail heads by myself to-date, two of the trails I have hiked with friends, all very rewarding experiences. Today I decided to take a shorter hike (3 miles vs the 8 miles I would normally hike, time permitting). I drove up to about 7000 feet and pulled over by one of the roadside 'pull outs', three cars were parked there with one stacked with camping gear and all . . . . The couple were elderly but looked in greater shape than I felt. I decided to take their trail, which they admitted they chose for the short distance. There was a cloud cover in the sky, but it was distant enough to give us coomfort that we would successfully see the sun set with not interruptions.
The sun took time setting today, a heavy dark cloud on the horizon quickly began to shadow the sun when it eventually went down. The sky looked smoky as if someone had lit a great fire and the glow from the sun's firy ball created a shade of orange in sky . . .