Posts tagged “Lake Pleasant Arizona

vistas del desierto

This is just a glimpse of the area to the north and west of Lake Pleasant Regional Park.  It was close to noon on another “severe clear” day in the desert of Arizona…not a cloud in the sky and only recently attaining the temperature of “quite warm.”

Saguaro Cacti and mountain

Even though I lived in Arizona for over 20 years before moving to Utah, I still find it amazing to see so many Saguaro cacti.  I guess I didn’t get out of the city very often back then…something that I have already begun to remedy since returning.

mountain and Saguaro cacti afield

 


More new friends in Arizona….

My little one and I were out exploring again the other day…we drove about 15 miles from the house and found ourselves near and around Lake Pleasant Regional Park…a man-made reservoir that captures the waters from the south-flowing Agua Fria River and the Central Arizona Project canal system.  I will likely share a few photos from the lake in one of my next posts, but I wanted to first introduce you to some other critters that we encountered while taking a short hike in the surrounding hills.

Wild Burro, Lake Pleasant, Arizona

My son and I had seen some “horse-like” droppings along the trail and figured that they were actually from horses that were ridden through the area, so we were a little surprised to find these wild Burros out grazing among the trees and bushes on the northwest side of the lake.

Wild Burro baby, Lake Pleasant, Arizona

Looks like the little one above still needs to grow into his or her ears….

Mama and baby Burro, Lake Pleasant, Arizona

You can click on this link for the Wikipedia article on Lake Pleasant…and this one for more information on the wild Burros if you’re interested.