Tonto Natural Bridge 

Earlier this summer, at the beginning of July to be exact, a friend of mine came in to town from out of the country and she said she wanted to explore Arizona a little bit more so she asked if  I would go with her and her family up to Tonto Natural Bridge for a day.  My best friend went as well, she drove myself and two other guests, the drive was a total blast. The drive wasn’t very scenic but driving up there with my friend and getting to know the two other guests was really entertaining.  I thought we were going to go and have a small picnic but due to a change of plans we ended up going on a hike down Tonto Natural Bridge. I was actually not prepared at all for this hike and I have a wonky knee so I was dreading going and doing the hike but I am so glad that I did it, because not only was it beautiful but I totally loved being able to slide on some of the rocks in order to get to the other side of the small waterfall. As you can see the drive consisted of a lot of trees, which was great because down in the city we don’t have a lot of trees close by.We saw this family of what I think are boars outside of the entrance/exit of the bridge.After climbing and sliding down the rocks being able to see this tiny waterfall was absolutely breathtaking. Plus it didn’t hurt that once you got into this area you could sit practically anywhere and feel an amazing breeze all over which really helped to cool everybody off.I think this shot of the water hitting the rocks is my favorite shot of the day. Every time I look at I can feel the wind blowing through my hair and the water droplets bouncing off of the rocks and into my face and body.  The cool sensation the droplets left on me is something that I don’t think I’ll ever forget.

If anyone is interested in going you can find information at the Arizona State Parks website. The bridge usually closes all trails at 4PM but if you get there around noon or earlier it’ll be  more than enough time to enjoy the trails.

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