Continuing the "week of birthday," just one day after our trek to Turkey Creek, we headed for Aravaipa Canyon.
I've lost track of how many times I've hiked this canyon — the roll call at right doesn't include leading trips with Mirasol
clients a couple of times a year — but I never get tired of it. This trip was special for two reasons: it was the first time backpacking with our friend Ann H. — something we've been talking about for years — and it was our first time in five years hiking in from the east side.
A spring bursts forth out of solid rock — we call it "The Moses Rock" — creating a lush oasis.