Sabino Canyon

Last Thanksgiving, like the one before it, Stephanie and I made our annual pilgrimage to the desert. We spent this one in and around Tucson, Arizona—sort of a do-over of our initial visit (when Stephanie fell ill en route to our container ship in Philadelphia). Of course we returned to the incomparable Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and we went on a short walk in Saguaro National Park, but the real standout was the Telephone Line Trail in Sabino Canyon. The weather was beautiful, the sky was clear, and the late afternoon, autumnal light was golden. We really enjoyed hiking among the giant saguaro cacti. Many photographs were taken. Here are a few.

Stephanie and Justin in Sabino Canyon, Tucson, AZ
Excited to get our cactus on

Saguaro sentinel in Sabino Canyon, Tucson, AZ
Saguaro sentinel

Terrain of Sabino Canyon, Tucson, AZ
The trail; the terrain

Craggy peaks surrounding Sabino Canyon, Tucson, AZ
Craggy canyon wall

Cactused hillside in Sabino Canyon, Tucson, AZ
Cactused hilside

The grand view of Sabino Canyon, Tucson, AZ
The grand view

Canyon shadow in Sabino Canyon, Tucson, AZ
Canyon shadow shapes 1

Canyon shadow in Sabino Canyon, Tucson, AZ
Canyon shadow shapes 2

Canyon shadow in Sabino Canyon, Tucson, AZ
Canyon shadow shapes 3

Desert garden in Sabino Canyon, Tucson, AZ
Ocotillo and palo verde

Cacti in Sabino Canyon, Tucson, AZ
Cacti as far as the eye could see