Hidden Waterfall - Catalina State Park

February 14, 2020

We continue to discover sensory delights on little-known trails of Catalina State Park.

bedrock mortars

On this hike, we investigated reports of a hidden waterfall. Along the way we found some more bedrock mortars.

hidden waterfall

Recent rains made for a thrilling spray of water tumbling down the western slope of the Catalinas.

owl clover

The west coast gets more rain than the Tucson valley. The season's first wildflowers show up here, including owl clover, Mexican lupine and Mexican poppies.

Mexican poppies

Poppies popping.

taking a break

Oh that late afternoon winter light!

Sutherland Wash

Hopping across the braided washes that feed into Sutherland Wash.