A Winter Sunset on Babad Do'ag Vista on Mt.Lemmon with Desire

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We have began training (well conditioning ourselves for a long hike . . . Inca Trail in March next year. I have been advised to leave Desire behind because the trail will be much too hard for her. Everything in me tells me she can do it, so I will train her on the ways of hiking, if she is not ready by end of February, then I will call it quits. For now, we will work towards one, and only one goal - to complete the Inca Trail hike. I continue to talk with the Peruvian agent who is organizing our trip and she insists I do a shorter hike if I have Desire. Desire is 9 years by the way.

I have previously written about the Babad Do'ag vista and the fact that it means "Frog Mountain" in Tohono Native Indian language. The overlook from Baba Do'ag vista give you the lovely view of the city of Tucson.

In the evenings the effects of industrialization show themeselves in the form of a rainly cloud like smoke over the city (always a haze over the city): all the car fumes, the smoke from petroleum refinning and other such productions that require burning/smoking. The only good thing from that vantage point, is the breathtaking view of the sunset in the evening, even I can't deny the heart warming effect of it. AI love sunsets more than sunrises (well only because I'm too lazy to wake up for sunrises). Something about the sun going to bed brings a warm feeling as if to say "calm my child, I shall return tomorrow".

Desire and I arrived by car to the vista point, then decended on foot to the base of the hill on a trail leading to private homes. The decent was exciting as you can imagine, Desire running and stopping at each point with a huge boulder and shouting 'look Mom, there is a cactus in the rocks', and I in turn would stop at the same rock and marvel at how the catcus can withstund such aridness and remain beautifully green. The challenge at the end of the downward trail was figuring out our return journey since we really did not have a set trail on the upward.

To be continued . . .

Africancrab says:
We did have a great time, thanks for the comment Kora :) We always have fun together, I'm so glad to have her back after a year of abscence.
Posted on: Dec 23, 2009
Koralifix says:
Looks like you two had a brilliant time!
Posted on: Dec 18, 2009
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Desire after the short hike
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Desire on our short hike
Desire on our short hike
Desire on our short hike
Desire on our short hike
Desire on our short hike
Desire on our short hike
Desire on our short hike
Desire on our short hike
Desire on our short hike
Desire on our short hike
Desire on our short hike
Desire on our short hike
Desire on our short hike
Desire on our short hike
Desire on our short hike
Desire on our short hike
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Me taking a break, I felt rather …
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Me taking a break, I felt rather …
Desire on our short hike
Desire on our short hike
Desire on our short hike
Desire on our short hike
Desire on our short hike
Desire on our short hike
Desire on our short hike
Desire on our short hike
Desire on our short hike
Desire on our short hike
Desire on our short hike
Desire on our short hike
Desire on our short hike
Desire on our short hike
Desire on our short hike, watchful…
Desire on our short hike, watchfu…
Desire on our short hike
Desire on our short hike
We made it up  hill
We made it up hill
We made it uphill
We made it uphill
Desire on our short hike
Desire on our short hike
Desire on our short hike
Desire on our short hike
Back uphill
Back uphill
Yesss, I made it
Yesss, I made it