For those of you who aren't in on the secret, Milagrosa is a fantastic hidden-away hiking spot in Tucson that has some lovely pools and cliff-jumping spots during the rainy seasons and spring run-off. Word to the wise: Don't go without someone who's done the hike before (the trail can be a bit hard to follow in a few places, making it easy to get lost). But it's most definitely worth it.
|Deserts are beautiful too|
|View from the top of one of the shelves (near the best jumping point)|
|Looking back across towards Tucson|
|The always lovable, but prickly, barrel cactus|
I'm suddenly very antsy for the start of fall and the chance to get outdoors without the searing temperatures.
All photos by Kara Haberstock, all rights reserved