March 13, 2014
Yesterday, Joe and I had ourselves a grand time outdoors. Our first choice for a hike was the shortest hike on our list in the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area. Blackett's Ridge is sandwiched between Sabino and Bear Canyon and is 6.2 miles round trip. I am saving that post as I was and still am so excited about seeing not only one, but two roadrunners yesterday...I could hardly wait to share!
Thanks to Pam (Oh, the Places They Go!) and MonaLiza (The Lowe's RV adventures) we are never lacking in great places to hike wherever we park...it seems they have already been there...thanks for sharing! Sabino Canyon RA has many...and I do mean lots of trails... and Joe and I will be (the good Lord willing) exploring them all! Of course, it doesn't hurt to have a next door neighbor who grew up here, has family here, and returns here every year to give you suggestions of places to explore too...thanks Randy!
This beautiful bird was amazing! We enjoyed at least 15 minutes of the best roadrunner entertainment EVER...at least for us! According to allaboutbirds.org roadrunners are born to run and can outrace most humans. I sure was glad this guy was taking a break. They can reach two feet from bill to the tip of their tail.
Joe spotted this beauty as we were heading back down the ridge... several people stopped, we all chatted and did the WOW!s. I was determined I would not be the first to leave. He wasn't spooked, that's for sure.
He finally jumped off behind the boulder he was on and we continued on our way...with a huge smile, an exuberant feeling that all is good, and anticipation of what kind of pictures we had.
The last part of the hike is a wide path that takes you back to the visitor center or parking lot...low and behold...roadrunner #2!
Life is good...until next time,
Up next...our first hike at Sabino Canyon.