Storm Clouds over the Fountain Lake

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Friday Fitness Hike

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Last Friday’s hike started at the Dixie Mine Trailhead at the end of Golden Eagle Blvd.  We hiked out Dixie Mine until we came to the Sonoran Trail.  We hiked Sonoran until it ended at the Promenade Trail.  We took … Continued

Butcher Jones Trail

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Marilyn, Joe, and I hiked the Butcher Jones Trail near Saguaro Lake last Saturday.  The trail follows the contours of the Saguaro Lake shoreline for much of its length. The trail is wide with touristy informational signs at the beginning. … Continued

Friday Fitness Hike

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Today’s hike started from the Wagner Trailhead.  We hiked Wagner to Granite, turned right and hiked along Granite until we hit the new Lariat Trail.  We hiked out on Lariat until the two mile point was reached for the hike. … Continued

McDowells: East End and Thumbnail Pinnacle

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On Saturday, January 5, Bob and I did a hike in the McDowell Mountains starting at the Tom’s Thumb Trailhead.  We hiked out Mesquite Canyon, taking a climber’s access trail up past the Sven Towers climbing area.  We proceeded on … Continued

Friday Fitness Hike

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Seven of us met at the Trailhead Staging Area for Friday’s hike: me, Bill, Janet, Amy, Lynn, Bob, and Bob’s dog, Sarge.  Sarge is appropriately named; he kept us moving at a brisk pace just as a drill sergeant would. … Continued

Rough-N-Ready Canyon

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On Sunday, Marilyn, Joe, Bob, Nick, and I hiked through Rough-N-Ready Canyon.  We started on the Javelina Mine Trail which connects to a wash that eventually turns into a good sized canyon.  My feet and ankles didn’t much like the … Continued

Friday Fitness Hike

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Today’s hike was a loop comprising the Pemberton and Scenic Trail.  Once that portion of the hike was done, some of us went up the wash off the Tonto Tank Trail to look at some of the small canyons in … Continued

Goldfield High Country via Gateway Canyon

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On Sunday, Marilyn, Joe, Nick, and I hiked out near Saguaro Lake.  We did the Goldfield High Country via Gateway Canyon hike.  This hike is supposed to be only eight miles in length and, if you manage to do it … Continued