Desert Storm and Rainbow from Picacho Peak, Arizona

A panorama taken from the summit of Picacho Peak, Arizona during a stormy day. (Mike Cavaroc, 2006)
A rainbow near the base of Picacho Peak during a stormy day around Picacho Peak State Park, Arizona.

I’ve been pretty busy lately with not much free time so I had to dig back in the archives for this one. One thing I miss about Arizona is hiking in the desert. For eight months of the year the entire region has perfect conditions for hiking and with an average of 300 sunny days a year, you can bet the weather will be good. Some days the weather can turn what some might call ‘nasty’, but on the contrary, I say it just adds drama. Plus when you’re going hiking with a group of people, most are still set on going. Picacho Peak in Picacho Peak State Park is one of my favorite hikes around Phoenix, Arizona. It’s located between Phoenix and Tucson and shoots out of the ground along I-10.
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Rainbow in Upper Yosemite Falls

A rainbow shines through the base of Upper Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park, California (Mike Cavaroc, 2009)
A rainbow shines in Upper Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park, California.

One of the hikes I did during my stay in Yosemite National Park was to Upper Yosemite Falls. The easy thing about it was the trail started practically right in Camp 4, which was where I was staying that night. I also wound up timing the hike just right getting there right before a couple of spectacular rainbows vanished due to the fading light. It’s a great hike and provides some great views of Yosemite Valley as well along the way. Definitely a highlight during my wonderful stay in Yosemite National Park, but as always, way too short!
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