Peace and Coyotes

Trip Start Sep 28, 2013
Trip End Apr 26, 2014

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Cave Creek Regional Park

Flag of United States  , Arizona
Friday, April 18, 2014

This is definitely Coyote Country.  We in Montana pronounce the word "Ki-yot" with a long O and no E sound at the end.  It must be derived from the way the old fur trappers spoke.  That's my theory anyway...  Whenever the sun darkens in the sky, the little howlers start to yip and yap.  It's not a real howl, but more like a sound of unrest.  If you've ever heard it, you'll know what I mean.

On Wednesday we did the shopping thing.  We hit Costco, Safeway and Home Depot.  We use the smallest woodworking clamps i.e. clips to keep chip bags closed and for other various and sundry uses.  They have them at Home Depot, so we made the stop to update our supply.  At Costco Warehouses in different areas, they have a good number of unique items, so we always do a thorough walk through just to see what is available. We don't buy much, since our storage space is so limited, but it IS interesting. By the way, the avocados are cheap down here and mighty tasty.

Yesterday, we hiked from our Site 79 up to the Clay Mine Trail and a bit on the Overton Trail.  Again we had to deal with the "horse dust", but not as much as the other day.  We encountered a few solo hikers and several bicyclists, one of which startled us with his speed of catching us unawares. (Not a good sentence, but that's how it happened.)  We always take two liters of water with and keep hydrating ourselves well, so we don't have any problems along that line.  It was in the lower eighties when we got back after our three plus mile walk.  We were out less than an hour and a half, but got a nice workout, since there are some decent hills on our route.

Lynn noticed that only a few of the saguaros are in bloom.  There are numerous here and we're wondering if they bloom every other year or what.  We probably won't do any research along those lines, but there's no harm in wondering. Right?  The are our favorites, as you can probably tell.

We'll be moving on later today to Lake Pleasant Regional Park.  It's only about an hour away and is a bit further north and west of where we are now.  The lake looks to be of good size.  We'll report on that when we get settled and have more "excitement" to tell you about...
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Hank on

Where are you when I need you. Hanging out in Costco. The only good cactus I ever ran across had buttons, pronounced they same way as buttons on a shirt. I'm in Helena, I would give you a weather report but I'm sure you have that covered.
I will see Kathleen this afternoon. I hope all is well.


ferdie on

Sounds like another great day/hike and area! Loved the surprise "serenade" last night!! We had a awesome dinner and evening!! Life is good...each day a gift! Hugs...

Mike on

We are finally have a decent (as in warm) weekend here so can do a little hike like yours but more of a urban hike. I like yours better. Glad your new "ride" is doing so well and that your trip is now warmer. We finally ordered our new vehicle...CRV--with some trepidation since no matter how you dicker on price, they are never free......Take care...


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