Having grown up with a very large white B* hovering in the foothills above my hometown, I’m always a fan of discovering letters in the landscape. There’s a big “A” visible from the freeway in Tuscon. Dad drove me up to take a look.
Here’s the story. My favorite part is that the Parks & Rec department now maintains it. Those college kids aren’t so reliable.
There were some shading structures with informational signage. One of them also came with a couple making out, while sitting on top of the informational sign. Between that couple and the other teenagers getting high back in the parking lot, I think I can say that Tuscon’s Sentinel Peak is not unlike Boise’s Table Rock.
Anyway, rock on top of the shading structure. I can see how that would be a thing.
*For residents of Boise, that link up there is worth a read. It’s funny! I also learned that you can no longer drive all the way to the top of Table Rock. Fie on that!
6 thoughts on “The view from Sentinel Peak”
Thank you for such excellent coverage of the “A” and your hike/walk up to see it! I’m going to go read that Table Rock article…
You are welcome. Although we drove up. 🙂
Special event of Kempthorn’s birthday! *snort*
Unplanned pregnancies to boot!
Neat! I enjoyed the desert views & reading about the history of this. Although the cynical part of me did wonder if ol’ Albert secretly always told himself that the “A” actually stood for his name. 😛
I know that I would think that, if I were Albert. 🙂