Recently Dave and I set off for a hike by ourselves. Usually we go as a family, but Dave wanted to explore a different trail which was rated moderate to difficult. We were not sure our kiddos would enjoy it, so they visited a bit with my parents while we hiked.
trail 306 at Shaw Butte located in the Phoenix mountain preserve. The hike was beautiful. It started off as an easy walk from the North Mountain Visitors Center. We gradually encountered steeper inclines as we made our way to the top. We definitely did some heavy breathing on the hills, but we were amazed by the views. I have lived most of the last 27 years in the Phoenix metropolitan area, and it has grown so much in that time. The views of the city were expansive.
brittlebush on the mountain,