Sunset Hike on the Hugh Norris Trail, Saguaro National Park West

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Hugh Norris Trail: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lender

~ Self Portrait of a Hiker ~

Red Hills Visitor Center: Saguaro National Park TMD: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lenderRed Hills Visitor Center: Saguaro National Park TMD: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lenderThe Hugh Norris Trail is one of the premier attractions of Saguaro National Park's Tucson Mountain District.  I didn't hike the entire trail last night; I started at 5:30 and hiked to an elevation where I could capture some of the last rays of sunlight.

The granite steps you see in the photo above were cut and places by men working for the CCC in the 1930s. 

One generation's work is a blessing to the next, and I like to think of those men who worked to cut and shape the rock beneath my feet when I'm hiking this particular trail.

The Hugh Norris Trail overlooks the Red Hills Visitor Center from the ridge in the photo on the left.  It's a magnificent view, looking down on the saguaro forest below, and it's something you might just want to add to your 'bucket list.'

Sunset from the Hugh Norris Trail; Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lender


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Comments (14)

Ed Gillespie
WealthWise Mortgage Planning, a Division of American Pacific Mortgage Corporation NMLS #1850 - Folsom, CA

Wow, Mike!  Stunning colors!  Thanks for sharing them in the Rain!

Oct 03, 2011 07:13 AM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


Thanks for being the first to comment!  I'll see you on your blog.

Mike in Tucson

Oct 03, 2011 07:38 AM
William J. Archambault, Jr.
The Real Estate Investment Institute - Houston, TX


Dd said it all! Wow Mike!


Oct 03, 2011 08:16 AM


 I  have always been fascinated by shadow as self-portrait. This one may be my all-time favorite...

Oct 03, 2011 08:40 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


What a view, and an outstanding photo to bring it to life.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 03, 2011 09:15 AM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


Almost missed you there!  Thanks, my friend!


Thanks for saying so!


Thanks for stopping by to comment!

Mike in Tucson

Oct 03, 2011 09:16 AM
Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ

HI MIKE!  I love Saguaro East - it's probably time I come out and visit the west side!  How perfect the colors are for this time of year!

Oct 03, 2011 12:01 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

very very pretty.  We'll be driving back through tomorrow.  Not sure what time, but it's around lunch time ... how far are you from I-10?

Oct 04, 2011 07:03 AM
Doreen McPherson
Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe - Tempe, AZ
Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~

WOW!!  Love both of those!  What a beautiful sunset... I didn't notice the steps when I saw the photo before.

Oct 05, 2011 05:52 PM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


It was an uphill climb at sunset.  Those steps were carved out of the native granite in the 1930s by CCC laborers.


It was a pleasure to have lunch with you and Don yesterday in Tucson!  Safe travels home.  Thanks for the mini-AR-meetup!


It's a long way from your abode to SNP West!

Mike in Tucson

Oct 06, 2011 03:23 AM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Mike - you certainly take the most awesome photos of your beautiful area! thanks for sharing!

Oct 06, 2011 03:58 AM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


You're welcome!  I enjoy coming to your blog for pictures of the open water.  We don't have much of that here...  :)

Mike in Tucson

Oct 07, 2011 01:37 AM
Michael and Cheron Lange
Solutions Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Associate Broker, GRI

Way cool Mike!!!  Those are great photos!  :)


Nov 02, 2011 04:05 PM
Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty - Howard, OH
Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist

Mike, Great photos and I especailly like the last photo with the dark contrast between the horizon and sunset.

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