Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Late Afternoon in the Park


The Phoenix Mountain Preserve is a park in north Phoenix with some rugged mountains and lots of trails to hike.




I took a drive through the park late one afternoon because I liked the way the sun was lighting up the rocks and cactus.





























I even spotted a few hikers up there on those steep trails!

12 comments:

Steve Reed said...

It's a rugged landscape but I bet it makes great hiking!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I agree with Steve, rugged but a bit of a challenge, which would appeal to many. These scenes are so Arizona Sharon 😊

Judy said...

Looking at these pictures, you wouldn't think that it is in such a huge city. It looks as if you are out in the wilds of Arizona.

Christine said...

Now that is a wild rugged park like nothing
I'm used to hiking in! Thanks for sharing this Sharon!

William Kendall said...

Amazing landscape, Sharon.

Halcyon said...

Such an interesting landscape. Very different from what we're seeing at the moment!

Lowell said...

Looks familiar. I used to go hiking with a friend (we were in high school) in a terrain much like this back in 1951-52...but I don't recall there being a Preserve there. We did find a gila monster, though; darn thing ran right over my foot. We skeedaddeled out of there fast! [Obviously, I don't know how to spell "skeedaddle."]

RedPat said...

What wonderful textures from all the rocks, Sharon!

Catalyst said...

Too steep for me anymore.

Lois said...

It is gorgeous Sharon. I wouldn't be able to hike it, but I would enjoy the drive.

Karl Demetz said...

Wonderful textures from these rugged mountains, Sharon.
My preferred pic is the first one with that beautiful cactus.

Kate said...

A very craggy landscape.