Later in the week, Cody and I road from Catalina, Sutherland to Baby Jesus on Wednesday (my "long commute" from work).
Today, we rode from my house a sweet 3-hour loop: Upper 50-Cherry Tank-Around the Mountain-Gem.
Cherry Tank has its fill of rocks and Arizona Honeysuckles in bloom (not pictured).
We saw three gila monsters...
Photo by Cody
...and I somehow managed to clear Around the Mountain on the first try.
A great loop, especially when done from the house. Nonetheless, I would recommend waiting to go up Cherry Tank until some rain comes. It is pretty sandy. Although if you wait, you might miss some of the blooming that is happening up there. I will leave it up for you to decide....