Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Linda Vista Trail

Tucson/Lazydays KOA
Tucson, AZ
March 24, 2015

Our next hike of choice was the Linda Vista Trail just off N. Oracle Road in Oro Valley. Research about this trail had revealed it was an in and out trail that was 2.8 miles round trip with an optional small 1 mile steep push to the top of Pusch Peak. 

However, once arriving at the trail and studying the map, we found it is now a 3 mile loop with the trail to the peak closed. Elevation gain is minimal, the hike is rated easy to slightly moderate...we think because of large rocks to maneuver...and the scenic beauty rated at medium. With backpack loaded, sunscreen applied, and spirits high, there was no way we were not hiking. we go!

The loop skirted around the foothills of the Catalina Mountains...

 on a winding trail that was mostly rocky...

 with mediocre views of Tucson...

but, with lots of beautiful nature...

Mariposa Lily...a beautiful pop of orange we enjoyed all along the trail.

Even with spring having just sprung, we did see evidence of plants with seeds already...and it has sure been windy enough to spread them around. 

We both agreed that in the end, it had been a nice way to spend a few hours...

So, until next time, take care, enjoy your adventure, and... always, happy trails!


  1. I like the way you notice the little things, like those seed heads.

  2. What a lovely day! We haven't been back to Oro Valley in a while. The scenery is lovely and you have captured the beginning of spring beautifully and artfully!

  3. Walking through the flowering desert with ease is so pleasant. Your flower shots are beautiful:) I love that little mariposa lily, gorgeous color!

  4. Looks like you had lots of beautiful things to take pictures of. It's so nice in the spring when flowers start blooming. What gorgeous photos!

  5. You've become quite the photographer Gay. As always, I enjoyed your photos very much.

  6. Love the great nature shots! Being here in Green River means spring hasn't quite sprung yet. Keep the pictures coming! (Julie)

  7. I just love the desert in spring. Beautiful collection of photos.

  8. Beautiful photography! is all I can say.
    The desert is so green this time of the year and Im happy for you that you are there to enjoy all the colors.