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.
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 . . .