Saturday, January 30, 2016

Climbing The Regal Horned Lizard

Today Ed went to the top of Tumamoc with Kim and a few of her friends. I sat this one out.

Here's a 360 degree panorama of his view.  Enlarge it to see what he saw.

He said it was steep.

I would have never made it. The hill rises 750 feet in 1.5 miles.

To put that in perspective for my fellow truckers, this hill would require a 9.4% grade sign.

The sign below says, "Tumamoc Hill is an 860-acre conservation site that provides an outdoor, natural laboratory for education and advanced research in ecology and archaeology.  Since 1903, Tumamoc Hill has been providing decades of environmental information available nowhere else.  It often leads the world with innovative research projects in basic ecology, in conservation, and on plants such as saguaro and desert wildflowers.

In recognition of its history and success, Tumamoc Hill has been officially designated a United States National Historic Landmark, a United States Archaeological District, and an Arizona Environmental Study Area."
He said he enjoyed the hike and hopes to do it again.  Just like he's proud of my one-mile walks on flat ground, I'm proud of him tackling the horned lizard.

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2015: The Valley Of The Temples
2014: The Day The South Fell Apart...Again
2013: Island Graffiti
2012: Four Seasons Of Food To Conquer
2011: Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
2010: As Seen On TV
2009: Eddie Polishing His Chrome Friday
2008: Traveling With Your Cat
2007: Getting Wet In The Next County
2006: Down With O.P.P.
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!


Auntie J said...

Good for you Eddie rock on the rock!

Ed said...

Thanks Auntie J! You rock too!

TroyNtsn said...

Great hike, I hiked it later in the day. I'm hiking it 2-3 times a week.