And, now the hike. We first walked through the campground near the Gordon Hirabayashi Recreation Area.
And, there we found this cool RV. A real home-made creation.
The trail, called the Bug Spring Trail headed straight up the hillside with lots of switchbacks. Hmmm. Who chose this trail? We started on the right of the diagram at the Prison Camp and you can see where we are headed. Of course - once we get to the top - there is only one direction - DOWN. Whoo-eee.
We started out along a canal that the prisoners had built to channel the water for their camp.
And some piping.
Saguaros standing guard over the trail.
We read that there had been a fire along the trail and we found evidence right away. On the other hand, look at all the greenery that has grown up to replace that lost to the fire.
Great views along the way.
We met these guys coming up from the other side.
At the top, we found some whimsical rocks that looked like a good lunch place. A long string of balanced rocks. Strangely, I’ve never found a soft rock to sit on for lunch.
And, then it was time to head back down.
‘Always try to be modest, and be darned proud of it.’