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Sunset Hike on the Hugh Norris Trail, Saguaro National Park West

Hugh Norris Trail: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lender

~ Self Portrait of a Hiker ~

Red Hills Visitor Center: Saguaro National Park TMD: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lenderRed Hills Visitor Center: Saguaro National Park TMD: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lenderThe Hugh Norris Trail is one of the premier attractions of Saguaro National Park's Tucson Mountain District.  I didn't hike the entire trail last night; I started at 5:30 and hiked to an elevation where I could capture some of the last rays of sunlight.

The granite steps you see in the photo above were cut and places by men working for the CCC in the 1930s. 

One generation's work is a blessing to the next, and I like to think of those men who worked to cut and shape the rock beneath my feet when I'm hiking this particular trail.

The Hugh Norris Trail overlooks the Red Hills Visitor Center from the ridge in the photo on the left.  It's a magnificent view, looking down on the saguaro forest below, and it's something you might just want to add to your 'bucket list.'

Sunset from the Hugh Norris Trail; Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lender

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Comment balloon 14 commentsMike Jones • October 03 2011 02:02PM

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Wow, Mike!  Stunning colors!  Thanks for sharing them in the Rain!

Posted by Ed Gillespie almost 7 years ago

Ed,

Thanks for being the first to comment!  I'll see you on your blog.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 7 years ago

Mike,

Dd said it all! Wow Mike!

Bill

Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) almost 7 years ago

Mike~

 I  have always been fascinated by shadow as self-portrait. This one may be my all-time favorite...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 7 years ago

Mike

What a view, and an outstanding photo to bring it to life.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 7 years ago

Lou,

Almost missed you there!  Thanks, my friend!

janeAnne,

Thanks for saying so!

Bill,

Thanks for stopping by to comment!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 7 years ago

HI MIKE!  I love Saguaro East - it's probably time I come out and visit the west side!  How perfect the colors are for this time of year!

Posted by Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner (KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate) almost 7 years ago

very very pretty.  We'll be driving back through tomorrow.  Not sure what time, but it's around lunch time ... how far are you from I-10?

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) almost 7 years ago

WOW!!  Love both of those!  What a beautiful sunset... I didn't notice the steps when I saw the photo before.

Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) almost 7 years ago

Doreen,

It was an uphill climb at sunset.  Those steps were carved out of the native granite in the 1930s by CCC laborers.

Tammy,

It was a pleasure to have lunch with you and Don yesterday in Tucson!  Safe travels home.  Thanks for the mini-AR-meetup!

Gab,

It's a long way from your abode to SNP West!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 7 years ago

Mike - you certainly take the most awesome photos of your beautiful area! thanks for sharing!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 7 years ago

Barbara-Jo,

You're welcome!  I enjoy coming to your blog for pictures of the open water.  We don't have much of that here...  :)

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 7 years ago

Way cool Mike!!!  Those are great photos!  :)

Cheron

Posted by Michael and Cheron Lange, Associate Broker, GRI (Solutions Real Estate) over 6 years ago

Mike, Great photos and I especailly like the last photo with the dark contrast between the horizon and sunset.

Posted by Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist (RE/MAX Stars Realty) almost 4 years ago

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