Rabbit Trail; Mesa, Arizona, January 27, 2018 GPS Map

The rabbit trail has become more civilized in the 26 years we’ve lived here. It is lined with rocks most of the way from Recker to Higley. They’ve cut down many trees along the way and they do a good job of trimming brush that grows out over the trail.

One time I saw a fox by the trail. Didn’t have a camera that day. Since then I always carry a camera, but haven’t seen another fox. Cameras must keep foxes away.

What a gorgeous day! Lots of people out walking.


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What a lovely day to be out walking the rabbit trail!   Superstition Mountains in the background.
cactus
Bunny Ears and Cow’s Tongue.
star
The star of the show.
ouch
Look, but don’t touch!
cholla
Pencil cholla.
tunas
Tunas on the Buckhorn Cholla are yellow.
purple
Not all prickly pears are green.
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Not all prickly pears are green.
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Wildlife refuge near 64th Street.

Rabbit Trail; Mesa, Arizona, April 18, 2018

Took advantage of a cool morning in April to walk the rabbit trail. There weren’t so many rabbits this time, but plenty of birds and a few people.

More changes were evident. The mean tree was sawed down (good!) but there are several dead trees that also need to be removed. The hidden path where I used to walk in the shade had most of its vegetation cleared. It’s well-worn now. River rocks lining the rabbit trail were extended westward to 54th Street.


yellow yellow
Parkinsonia florida - Blue Palo Verde
cholla
Chain fruit chollas like it here.
yellow yellow
What?  You mean this isn’t the yellow rose of Texas?
red white
Three cheers for the red, white, and blue!
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Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa - Buckhorn Cholla
orange
Opuntia engelmannii - Cactus Apple
64th
We live south of Red Mountain.

  Arizona Hike Pictures updated April 18, 2018