Madeira Canyon is located an hour south of our current location. It is one of the many “sky islands” that can be found in southern Arizona. Sky islands are forested mountain ranges surrounded by “seas” of desert and grassland.
Hiking through the mountains of the sky islands adds a different twist on hiking in Arizona.
We find that wherever we want to go on this side of Tucson takes about 30 minutes. This includes restaurants, coffee roasters, breweries and movie theaters.
While heading back to camp we decided to drive up Signal Mountain to check out the sprawl that is Tucson.
We continue to bike the the trails which wander through Tucson Mountain Park. Lately we’ve enjoyed riding at dusk when the shadows are long and the air is cool.
These are two of our neighbors we visit with nightly.
We continue to find unusual cacti as we wander the desert.
We’ve posted a number of desert sunsets and neglected to post one of the spectacular desert sunrises.