HOW GREEN IS MY DESERT?
McDowell Mt. Regional Park is one of our favorite spots in Arizona. Secluded but close enough to Phoenix to access museums, theaters and restaurants. Best of all are the 65 miles of hiking/biking trails and the lovely desert sunsets.
We booked our two weeks here last summer (it's a very popular park so making reservations 6 months out is necessary). I have to say... the Sonoran desert in February is amazingly green! It rained over the weekend and now the wild flowers are blooming. After sitting in the trailer all morning Saturday, we decided to take a hike along the aptly named Scenic Trail. We set out in a light drizzle.
After two days of rain, we were anxious to get back to biking
One afternoon we went to fountain hills on errands and took the opportunity for a walk around the fountain.