Hiking to the Agua Fria River on the Badger Springs trail on a windy Saturday was a way to catch more allergies and check out a new place. This was a small reward after working 2 weeks on my thesis, a day trip to the Agua Fria National Monument. The hike down to the river was an easy one mile. Looking up to the left, petroglyphs grace the rock wall. The trail from here is mostly boulder hopping and crossing the river a few times. We went on for another mile up river, finding cactus blooms and a biggie sized suguaro. On our way home, we stopped in at Arcosanti, my wife's first time there. It is worth a visit to experience an innovative urban city. The allergies that came on later that evening were unsatisfactory, but the cactus blooms made it all worth it.
|Apex dome at Arcosanti|