...what's on the other side?
When I noticed the FOR SALE sign go up on a remarkable home in our little community of Tucson Estates II, my interest was piqued. (Finally, I'm going to get to see what's behind that gate!)
I'll tell you what's behind the gate... next time.
Tucson Mountain Park
Sunday evening, I climbed to a perch 800 feet above the home to get a sense of perspective on its location.
See that little red arrow? It's hovering over this particular home. Come right about 200' and the road you see is the park boundry. The entrance to the John Krein trail is right there. That's the trail that brought us to our perch a mile away.
Our community is surrounded on three sides by Tucson Mountain Park. The park consists of 44,000 acres of gently sloped to mountainous terrain. It's home to one of the most beautiful Giant Saguaro forests in the world.
You might think that with more than a million people, greater Tucson would be "built out."
That's not the case on our side of the Tucson Mountains, because the town and county leaders had the foresight to create this preserve. Tucson is on the other side, behind us to the east.
John Krein Trail
The John Krein trail is a favorite of mine, especially when I'm introducing out-of-towners to our chosen spot on the planet.
It's an easy hike to a point with a spectacular view, both to the east (Tucson) and the west (Tucson Estates II with a 75 mile horizon.)
I stayed until sunset, and walked out as dusk crept over the desert and the moon came out. Two mountain bikers passed me, heading through the mountains back to Tucson.
I thought a little more about that gate, and what lay beyond. I'll tell you tomorrow. Be sure to come back and visit.
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