Wednesday, March 7, 2018

A New Unnamed Trail in the Tucson Mountain Park

Today started out with me going to the dentist for cleaning.  I hate going to the dentist, I’m always waiting for that lightning bolt of pain when they get to close to an exposed nerve.  They want to seal four teeth to protect the roots.  I’m going to have to think about that for awhile.  Anyway, by the time we got back we decided to hike rather than ride.

We were out here the other day, wondering where the trail went if we turned right instead of left. 


It goes back toward Little Cat Mountain.


The trail doesn’t climb much, it meanders along, and eventually goes down hill.  It’s a swoopy trail and looks to be ridden by a lot of mountain bikes.  If you’re strong enough to get up to that right turn, this would be a fun trail to ride down.


Eventually it intersects the trail that goes around the back of Little Cat Mountain.


We have hiked this a lot. 


On the way out I walked right by this snake without seeing it.  It’s a Desert Nightsnake which was identified in a previous post by Bill.  Thanks Bill!  Good thing it was not a rattle snake, it could have easily reached me.  I must start paying more attention.  It was at the very end of the hike, and I was looking at the truck.  Eternal vigilance is now required because the snakes are coming back out.


Apropos of nothing, the New York Times had to issue a correction to this article yesterday.  This has to be one of the all time best corrections.

Correction: March 6, 2018

Because of an editing error involving a satirical text-swapping web browser extension, an earlier version of this article misquoted a passage from an article by the Times reporter Jim Tankersley. The sentence referred to America’s narrowing trade deficit during “the Great Recession,” not during “the Time of Shedding and Cold Rocks.” (Pro tip: Disable your “Millennials to Snake People” extension when copying and pasting.)

1 comment:

  1. The correction made me laugh. I love some good geek humor! :)