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Winter weather brings in new scenery for hikers

Posted at 7:13 PM, Feb 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-24 12:03:31-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — After this weeks weather, hikers in southern Arizona were able to see sights and sounds many have never seen before.

"Absolutely beautiful with the snow," said hiker Billie Palmer. She explained, "With a cool breeze and the water running, it's nice to hike in Sabino canyon without the heat."

After record setting precipitation in Tucson on Friday, hikers enjoyed a different kind of experience while enjoying the landscape of Pima County.

"It adds a different level of beauty when you see the water, the stream adds a gusto," Palmer added.

The snow covered ground and mountains reflected the suns rays keeping those outdoors 20 degrees colder than normal.

"To be among the saguaro's and to have snow, in the same scene is pretty spectacular," said Paul Cannone.

Whether hikers wanted to take a deep breath and appreciate the beauty of the desert, or take in the sounds of the ripples of water, by mile 2 of the Sabino Canyon path it was decision time.

People could actually frog jump over but you would be wearing really cold shoes, the rest of the way up," explained Palmer.

Mary Ann Shepherd who has lived in the area since 14, was speechless, "I've, never seen this much water in it, can't remember the last time i saw this much water in it."