I’ve been hiking regularly, but not posting Fridays due to some schedule conflicts. Last Saturday I took one of my favorite loops, but started from Soldiers Pass rather than Mormon Canyon, and headed counterclockwise.
The weather was unsettled, with dark clouds to the north and east and broken clouds to the west. As it was late in the day the brilliant sunlight on the red rocks made a striking contrast to the dark skies. As I climbed to Brins Mesa I stopped, looked south and caught this view:
The weather soon reverted to normal: cloudless skies and lots of sun. Cloudy days are precious in Arizona.