It's a pretty area. There are a lot of trees.
There are mountains.
Eventually, there were overlooks. See the blue off to the left? That's what in all of those mine tailings.
We took the Bog Spring trail. This would be the spring.
There is a nice looking stand of sycamore trees at the spring. It's unfortunate that the light wasn't better for photographing.
I took this driving back down the big hill. You can better see the wall of tailings with the water inside.
This is an old helipad. It was used for the Titan Missiles.
More views of the mountains.
It's pretty out there. At present it's mostly brown grass land and dormant trees, but it has its own serene beauty.
Coming back from Madera, I could feel myself getting sick. By the time I got home I had the burning throat, the coughing up of material from the lungs and the burning eyes. The timing on sick was good since the weather the last two days has just been awful; it's windy, cold and wet. The rain just started up again.
It's really tragic how bad the weather was, because this was the weekend for 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo. It's a mountain bike race up near the Biosphere. It's north, and higher in elevation than Tucson, they got way more rain than we did. It's surprising to me that they have the race this early in the season. Here is a picture of Lance Armstrong who did the event with George Hincapie.
He's looking slightly hypothermic.