|The crescent moon setting over Sunny Flats campground|
It has been awhile since visiting the canyon from the Painted Pony Resort but with guests in residence who were interested in some hiking the opportunity seemed ripe. So off into the canyon for a nice winter riparian hike along the nature trail which runs from the ranger station/visitors center along Cave Creek to Sunny Flats campground. Upon emerging into the campground the view below presented itself. A crescent moon setting over the rim of the canyon, a perfect photo opportunity. Out came the cameras and everyone recorded the view. With warm temperatures and a deep blue Arizona sky it was a perfect afternoon of walking in the canyon.