I was only in Phoenix for the weekend, but I had all of Sunday free to spend with ErikaJean. She drove up from Tucson in the wee hours of the morning, picked me up at my hotel, and then we set off on our geocaching adventure. We got along very well right from the start and had a fantastic day with a total of 17 finds.
Our first stop was South Mountain Phoenix Park.
Scorpion Gulch was neat. It was fun poking around these old buildings – remnants of a tourist trap from days gone by.
Then we headed up the mountain to grab the South Mountain Metamorphic Core Earthcache. I like to get Earthcaches when I visit different states and provinces. The view of Phoenix from up there was amazing (if you click on the picture you can get see a larger version).
I was quite enamoured with all the cacti, like this one.
I like this scene of a big saguaro cactus, Mexican poppies on the ground, and a woman on horseback. The sun was a little too bright for good pictures and I don’t have a schmancy camera like ErikaJean. :)
That concluded part one of our big geocaching day. It was really great to meet ErikaJean in person and I can’t thank her enough for driving me all over Phoenix and the surrounding area.