A Few Pictures From Tucson

A Biker Getting Owned...

A Biker Getting Owned...

It’s been awhile since I posted a travel story so I thought I would write about my latest trip.

A few days ago I took a trip down to Tucson to do some hiking. After I got their I found out that the hike was sort of lame. Considering they had tram rides for people that didn’t feel like walking for 8 bucks. Nothing makes the wilderness more enjoyable than audio guided tours driving right past you. Not to mention there were bathrooms everywhere and power lines running near the trail. My girlfriend and I ended up walking 5 miles down a paved road. Not exactly “hiking.”

The good news is I managed to snap a few pictures along the way. For some reason I really enjoyed the “Hazardous Bridge Ahead” sign. I think it’s because of the detail they put into the bicycle. The rim is smashed and the guy is totally getting owned by the bridge.

I also got up close and personal with a roadrunner. They really do exist! Except they don’t look anything like the one I remember from Looney Tunes. Check it out:

Roadrunners Are Real!

Roadrunners Are Real!

Hanging Out In Downtown Tucson

Once we finished are “hike,” we decided to go walk around downtown and see what Tucson was all about. It’s a pretty cool city and reminded me of Austin in a few ways. The downtown area is more happening than Phoenix which is always nice. 4th Avenue had some cool bars and restaurants and we ended up grabbing some food and beer. We went with the Papago Brewery Orange Blossom, which was by far one of the best beers I’ve had in awhile. It was a lot like Blue Moon but sweeter and more delicious.

One thing I noticed when looking through my pictures is how weird they are. Every picture I took in Tucson is either graffiti or a bus full of graffiti. Take a look:

A Bus Full Of Graffiti

A Bus Full Of Graffiti

Another Bus Full Of Graffiti...

Another Bus Full Of Graffiti...

Do Not Block...Ever!

Do Not Block...Ever!

A Few Pictures From The Drive Home

After walking around Tucson and admiring the graffiti, it was time to hit the road and head back to Phoenix. It’s not too bad of a drive and it went by really fast. Just before we got back to Phoenix I took this picture of some snow on Mt. Ord:

Some Snow On Mt. Ord

Some Snow On Mt. Ord

It’s crazy how you can stand in 70 degree weather and still look at snow. I can actually see this mountain from my apartment complex. That is if the smog isn’t too thick…

I guess that concludes the story…

8 thoughts on “A Few Pictures From Tucson

  1. Jake

    Nice story here. I really like the graffiti art on the bus. You should come out to Colorado we will show you what a real back country hike in the middle of nowhere is all about.

    -Jake

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  2. Adam

    Hey, next time you’re in Tucson come on a hike with the Ramblers, we’re a hiking club through the U of A and lead everything from peak kicking backpacking adventures to Sabino Canyon walk-abouts…

    Definitely a fun way to meet Tucsoners and explore the surrounding area.

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  3. Adam Pieniazek

    Wow…that stick figure biker fall is harsh. Now, what are those black dashes between the bike and the biker? Am I being immature or did the illustrator draw the biker pooping himself while falling?!?

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    1. Justin Post author

      Haha, that’s a good question. I think their supposed to represent “motion” but it looks A LOT more like poop. I think the biker scared the shit out of himself…

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  4. La Digue

    It’s a nice bit of adventure. The road sign is too good and all the pictures you’ve taken are great, especially the buses with graffiti on them…It’s the first time I’ve seen what a roadrunner looks like. Thanks for that and keep such posts coming…..

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