Another week, another couple of hikes. On Tuesday Sherri and I set out on the Ajo Mountain Drive to hike up Arch Canyon. The prediction was for wind, but when we left the 5er it was calm. Unfortunately by the time we reached the trail head the wind was howling down the canyon. The top of the arch was our goal for today.
The Jims and a new volunteer were interested in hiking to the top of Mount Ajo. The Jims are leaving soon and with a little persuasion we set Thursday as our day. The winds were strong on Wednesday, but Thursday morning was calm and cool at the trail head. Jim the campground host who has volunteered here for many years is on the left. Jim is a fee colector from Portland Oregon is in the center, and Brian a ten year full-time RVer is on the right. Brian is a fellow interpreter.
Today is an openhouse at the visitor center so we are planning on a busy day. Tomorrow we are heading to Sonoyta, Mexico after work for Our Lady of Guadalupe festivities. There is a pilgimige to the church in the evening with food and music, then a Mass at 11:00pm. We will need to leave before Mass since the border crossing closes from 12:00am - 6:00am. Janet, who runs the visitor center gift shop will be our host, she lives in both Lukeville AZ and Sonoyta. It should be an interesting evening and I will blog about it next week.
I will finish this week with another sunrise photo taken while out walking Ryder.