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Saguaro National Park East - Rincon Mountains
Giant Saguaro Catus near the Juniper Basin Trailhead
View of the desert and hills
We spotted a ringtail!
Kelli walks through the desertscape
Gaining elevation, the desert gives way to grassy mountainsides
Looking in the direction we are heading at snow covered peaks
Gaining elevation - the first significant snow
View of surrounding mountains
Posing with the mountains
A different mountain view
We keep going up - terrain changes again to twisted and stunted oak trees
Layers of mountains
Beautiful tree in front of mountains
Sun shines down on the snow
A cactus in the snow
Juniper Basin campsite - hard to believe we started hiking in the desert!
Cold but happy campers!
Hiking back down - a confusing moment of shorts and snow!
This photo was taken about an hour after the previous one!
Our reward! - A few cold Mexi-brews!
The Sun Catcher B&B - great hospitality right beside Saguaro NP East!