Advice from a Saguaro. Stand tall. Reach for the sky. Be patient through the dry spells. Conserve your resources. Think long-term. Wait for your time to bloom. Stay sharp.

April 4

Hwy 83 to Ricon Creek (edge of Saguaro National Park) – 20 miles – AZT mile 126.5

After a hurried resupply at Vail we spent the night off the highway in a picture perfect desert landscape – the sunrise was a memorable as can be
Sunrise
Very early morning light
Lots of needed rules
Ya gotta love fun signs as a hiker walking
So healthy and standing tall! Such an amazing sight
My happy place
This small remote campground had running water, a picnic table and shade. All the things hikers love. We even cleaned up a bit.
What is this green trunked tree? It was everywhere in this section.
Walking in the heat of the day through green desert

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