The beginning of the trail to Tanque Verde Falls starts like most in Southern Arizona: saguaros as far as the eye can see.
The chollas happened to be in bloom when we went. The saguaros and prickly pear were just about ready to pop.
Flowing water! In the desert! In April!
What a ham!
Tanque Verde Canyon's walls are lined with impressive boulders. The saguaros grow right out of them.
A well-earned respite. Once you reach the creek, the nice trail is replaced by boulder-hopping and scrambling and creek crossing. Colby was so proud of his hiking/climbing skills that he declared himself Champion Hiker. Apparently, Dad needs to get a matching hiking shirt so that he can "hike better, too."
Apparently, Alice's snacks taste better than Claire's.
We had to turn around before we could make it to the actual falls, but this little waterfall is still impressive to desert-dwellers like us. We'll have to come back when we have a few more hours to kill and the water is flowing better.