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Hike #36 Tanque Verde Falls
I had a FANTASTIC end of summer adventure with my oldest son Seth. This location is down near Tucson, so it was a little bit of a drive from Sierra Vista; but well worth it.
There was WAY more water than we expected. The upside to this was obvious; more water=bigger and better waterfalls. On the downside, the trail that supposed to run next to the creek was underwater, so we ended up doing some bouldering on our way to the main waterfall.
Even with the water being a muddy brown coloer, it was still a beautiful site.
So much so that I couldn’t stop myself from jumping in ….
Then on the hike back out, since I was already wet, instead of bouldering again, I just walked in the water for most of the way.
Finally, looking back as we were leaving I was reminded that despite all this water we were still in the desert … and since it was the Sonoran Desert, I was able to get those distinctive saguaro catus in my landscape photo.
This is a trip that I think might be worth doing again sometime; but only in monsoon season … wouldn’t be as much fun without the water.
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