Saturday, 29 December 2012

29 Dec -- Babad Do'ag Trail, Tucson, AZ

We hiked part of Babad Do'ag Trail today.  It started about 2.5 miles up the Catalina Highway in Tucson.

 Walking poles for all my family!

 Jane isn't scared of hiking...or colors.

 After 30 minutes, we stopped for lunch, and not a moment too soon for Henry.

Maybe this will be our next hike!

Friday, 28 December 2012

28 Dec -- Hike on Agua Caliente Hill, Tucson, AZ

We tried to go to a different trail at the base of Mt Lemmon, but Catalina Highway was closed in the morning (probably due to icing on the highway further up).  So we took our leftover pizza and went back to Agua Caliente Hill and had a nice hike.

 A little hide-and-go-seek on the way in.

 Jane is amazed by the frost on the wood.


 Charlie asked, "Do I look like a teenager?"

 The green-tshirt crew giving the camera some sass.

 Oh Henry.

This is how Henry spent more than half of our 1.8 mile hike.  Nothing like a 35 pound backpack!

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

26 Dec -- Hike on Agua Caliente Hill, Tucson, AZ

Today we went for a nice hike along the Agua Caliente Hill here in Tucson.  We used the website to find out about the trail.  It has great info with maps, photos, and reviews for tons of hiking trails around Arizona.

 And they're off!

 Yeah...we hiked .8 miles in, then .8 miles back out.

 We played a few games along the way.  This one is called, "Where is mommy's car."

 Oh Jane...

 The kids ran along the trail pretty nicely.  I think next time we will have them wear their bike riding gloves because the ground scrapes unforgivingly when you fall.

 Henry has been slightly sick for a few days so here he is taking a breather.

 Henry wanted to be carried more than usual and used his cuddly charm to stay in our arms.

 The view was quite nice.

 Charlie whips out his yoga training again.

 We played versions of a quiet game.  For example, "Be quiet until you hear a bird."  Of course right away a bird chirps from across the valley.  "Be quite until you hear a dog bark."  Bam, a dog barks.  We then stood in silence for one minute and man was it peaceful until the kids starting laughing.

 This picture looks cool but lets just say the landing was a bit rough!

 Henry airborne.

 Henry losing it...luckily Dan caught him before his face went into the dirt.