It was fascinating to see the western landscape change from rolling hill country dotted with juniper and oak to a drier, less humid and arid desert space with mountain views. Large Saguaro cactus reaching towards the cloudless sky replaced the oak trees of Central TX that I had grown familiar with seeing. The city of Tucson is a pretty SW mountain town with the Catalina range to the north (Mt.Lemmon) and the Rincon's to the east. Depending on the time of day and weather, the city can have a backdrop of a solid blue tinted shape.
I'm drawn to the symbol of the mountain goat, and this Big Horn Sheep reminded me as to why I liked climbing in the first place. I had enjoyed the simple freedom of movement and the eventual control over fear.
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