A couple of visitors came into the visitor center last Sunday. Clint and Julie were talking about hiking up to Bull Pasture, but they did want to take their motor-home up the Ajo Mountain Drive. I told them that Sherri and I were going hiking in that area on Monday and they were welcome to go with us. We talked and decided to make the top of Mount Ajo our destination and to meet at 7a the next morning. We met at 7a and drove up to the parking area for the Bull Pasture/Estes Canyon loop hike, the trail to Mount Ajo starts at Bull Pasture. Pictured are Clint, Julie and Sherri at the start of the hike with Mount Ajo in the background.
We made it to the top of what appeared to be the crest.
Later on Tuesday night we had a campfire in the VIP campground to say goodbye to three volunteers, we will miss Sherry, Joyce and Judy. As a few leave many more are coming in for the busy season which starts after Jan. 1.
On Thursday morning I went out in search of a large Cristate, which is an abnormal growth that occurs on Saguaros and Organ Pipes. I was led by the two Jims, who are both volunteers.