During our most recent stop in Tucson, we took Millie, our housesitting hound, out on a hike through the Saguaro National Park. Spread out across two massive plots of land totaling 91,442 acres, Saguaro National Park is essentially split down the middle by the city of Tucson with an East and West side.
As we left the city limits that morning west, we watched with awe as each mile brought more and more Saguaros, until we were eventually completely surrounded by them! There are more than 1 million Saguaros throughout the park, and hiking through the desert with these giant 6 – 20 foot tall beasts looming over us was an incredible feeling.
While exploring one of the many trails, we came across these horses on one of the smaller trails, all tied up while their owners enjoyed a chat in the shade, escaping from the already burning morning sun. We’ve never really ridden horses, but were inspired by how amazing it must be to ride across the desert, surrounded by Saguaros, especially when they are in bloom.