In case anyone is wondering, it takes six months to acclimate to a new job. That’s why I haven’t posted since (literally) almost my start date at work – it’s taken me this long to get used to my job and reclaim some of myself. Basically, I’m still always tired and irritable, but at least I can force myself to go hiking.
I’ve been starting with short walks up and down Tumamoc hill. It takes me all of 45 minutes and sometimes I do it after I get off work. Today, however, I did a solo 6.5 mile hike up King’s Canyon Trail to Wasson Peak. I’ve done half of this hike before, and today I was determined to finish the whole thing, despite working all last night and only sleeping for 3h.
Distance: 6.5 mi round trip
Intensity: Easy at first, then moderate once you get out of the canyon
I have done most of my Tucson hiking in the Rincons or Catalinas, so getting a chance to explore the (now) nearby Tucson Mountains was a real treat. I want to give a special shout-out to Ryan, who suggested we go up King’s Canyon the first time because it was so close to where I now live. The Tucson Mountains are to the west, so the sunsets are unbelievable. I wanted to stay on Wasson Peak for sunset, but there were a few too many buzzing and potentially stinging insects for me to feel truly comfortable sitting around. I can’t wait to get on some of the other trails out there before it gets to hot to hike anything other than Mt. Lemmon.