Let’s see … motorcycles, hashers, and a picnic … well, why not? Our hares, Wankers Aweigh and Hot Legs, suggested we meet at their house on Tucson’s northwest side this morning, offering to feed us coffee and breakfast before our ride. With a deal like that, you get a good turnout: Humpin’ One Dalmatians was there, along with Asshole in El Paso and his son Just Aaron, friends of the hares Just Paul and Just Ali, and of course your humble mash scribe.
Today’s mash involved a ride down down to the national park at Madera Canyon, southeast of Green Valley. Wankers and Hot Legs didn’t get us there just any old way, either: they took us over Gates Pass and then down Mission Road to the San Xavier Mission and back behind the open pit copper mines, where we saw the famous Green Valley cattle herd high up on the side of their man-made mountain.
Unlike destinations Wankers & Hot Legs have tried to take us to in the past, the park at Madera Canyon was open for business, and after a friendly chat with the volunteer gate guards, our motley crew was admitted.
When we got to the head of the canyon, nice and cool at about 5,000 feet above sea level, Hot Legs produced a picnic lunch and cold beverages, and a good time was had by all. Here are the photos — click on the thumbnails to see larger images; click on them again to see them even larger:
Next month: Humpin’ is going to lead another mash to Kitt Peak, and since Wankers & Hot Leg’s house is on the way, we’ll meet there again. Details will be posted at OnOnTucson.com.
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