Today was a rather exciting day as we spent a better part of the day light in the wilderness. It was an unplanned day, the weather was beautiful with temperatures in the upper 70s, Desire and I decided at about 11:00 am to go hiking. We agreed we needed new grounds to break in our hiking (well besides Sabino Canyon and Mount Lemmon). Closer than Sabino and Mount Lemmon is the Saguaro National Park set in the Saguaro Wilderness. First, a little history about the wilderness: United States Congress designated over 70 percent of the Saguaro National Park as a wilderness in 1976. The wilderness was aimed at preserving the natural conditions of the land and it's plant life while providing opportunities for primitive recreation. Preservation for generations to come. Our main objective was to go hiking and we had no idea what to expect. Nonetheless we went through the process of purchasing our entry pass and driving through the 8 mile long Cactus Forest Drive. This drive happens to be the scenic drive winding through the forest to provide the most breathtaking closer look at the desert plant life. It is a one way road that begins and ends at the visitor's center. We managed to hike two trails totaling five hours in the park, great day we had. It was an exciting time out doors.
"What good is it to live, if you can't feel alive?" I think this is a James Bond Movie line :) Life is in nature.