From Washington State 13 years ago I relocated to the desert of Tucson, AZ. My first impression was: where are all the trees? The mountains are naked and ugly to look at. Spoiled with the privilege of growing up in a rain forest environment and not even realizing it, I was now starting a new adventure in the desert. I was determined to find the beauty in this dusty, dirty, treeless gem of a place so different then any other I had experienced.
It wasn’t until I started to remove myself from my car and get close and personal with my surroundings that I could see the beauty in the desert. Getting out and experiencing the Sonoran Desert through local hiking trails has been eye opening. It has been full of adventure and discovery not only of the desert but also myself. I will be sharing the self discovery and the beauty of the desert from trail to trail. Come back to see the weekly hikes that I have embarked on including trail names, pictures , and tidbits along the way.