The highlight of the helicopter tour was headed up over Mica Mountain above Saguaro National Park.
Tyler’s astute piloting lead us up into the canyon, then just enough altitude to get up over to the next one. You knew you were going to clear the next one, but it was still a thrill to see it coming towards us.
Next stop on the tour was going over Reddington Pass. The darker rust color in the wash is the water running off from the recent rain and snow.
We continued to climb, headed for the ridge ahead and on to Bear Canyon.
The highlight of the entire trip was going up into Sabino Canyon.
We went as far as we could up the canyon where, again thanks to the recent rain and snow, was a series of waterfalls.
Tyler hovered us just above the falls and rotated the helicopter so we had a true 360 view before heading back down the canyon.
As we made our way back down the city came back into view.
Once we reached the foothills we began to see the houses directly below us again. For those who want to be remote, yet close to the city, this is the place.