Friday, October 14, 2011

Hiking The Ridge

Yes, fall is here and I didn't really start to realize it till the other day. Joanna and I were going up to the foot hills to hike the ridge, Justin just got home from work so he ended up going with us. Anyway, back to what I was saying, we went up there to hike and the Ocitillas were all drying up and turning yellow. The sun was starting on its long decent down to hide itself behind the mountain, turning them all a brilliant orange and yellow. It was so pretty, that I think I got a little too many pictures of them. I couldn't resist!

We drove up to the top of the hill on our dirt bike and quad and then hiked a ways farther up the ridge. We didn't get very far though, too many cacti, so we ended up just sitting up there having a good brotherly - sister talk. You know, every family needs one of those at times. It tends to draw you closer together, making you the best of friends!

The awesome view!

Some photos of us...

There is a place up in the hills where there is an old bin thing that they used to use when they mined up there. Don't know if that makes sense, but I am sitting here racking my brain trying to think of what they are called and I can't think of it. It is one of those things they put rocks into the top and it runs down chutes into carts at the bottom. It is a pretty cool place and we went and climbed all over it.

It is kinda scary on top as the boards are a bit weak from age.
Owls live in it, so you can imagine what all is down inside of it.
My awesome brother!
After wards we all spread across the hill and had quiet time. Was a good day!! :)


  1. Looks like a ton of fun. Arizona's fall is very pretty! Nice pictures!


  2. Gorgeous pictures! I LOVE the color of the octillos! I really want to get up to the mountains soon...

    PS. I finally got my website set up! :-) Here's the link:

  3. thats soo awesome. i love hiking:) in