I am tired of saying 'No' when asked if I have been to Hassayampa. Susan and Elaine finally got me excited about going to this wild riparian preservation site by showing me some photos that they had taken. The weather was perfect!! If you want to get your photography skills challenged this would be a good place to go!
We saw huge California palm trees and really big cottonwoods. The cottonwoods have not turned my favorite 'cottonwood' gold, yet. We were told that we should watch the weather and when the temperature dipped close to freezing, the trees would deck out in fall colors. I am watching. We were even told the hike we should take to get us up high enough to see them all in their glory stretched out before us! I am excited about this upcoming opportunity. In the meantime, enjoy our first attempts at capturing at least an essence of what the place is all about.