Here are some photos:
|Some nice flat walking|
|Down a steep hill past a 40's truck that didn't make it|
|The beautiful Pushwalla Oasis is hidden in a tiny canyon|
|Pool of water|
|The water runs all the way through the oasis|
|Mr. Crow watches us|
|The trail back. Joe lifting his hat and being silly. lol!|
|You never would have known the oasis was there!|
|We spot Horseshoe Palm Oasis from the trail|
|Some huge barrel cacti|
Between Pushwalla and Horshoe Palm trails, we figure we walked between 7 and 8 miles ( 11-12.87 kilometers). It took us 3 hours. That sounds about right, because on the Camino I usually take about 6 hours to walk 20-25 kilometers. A healthy distance. Much of the time the walking was in gently rolling terrain and sandy washes, but the dives into the canyons and the climbs out were difficult for me. I need to get into better shape.
Today, there is a new 5 mile trail opening near us, off Corkhill Road. We're going to give it a try before the heat sets in.