Barnhardt Trail Hike

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Bob, Nick, Marilyn, and I hiked five miles out (and five miles back) on the Barnhardt Trail on Sunday. Total ascent was over 2,000 feet. We heard, and then saw, an Arizona Black Rattlesnake. I had never seen this type … Continued

Friday Fitness Hike

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    An early morning view from the Dixie Mine Trail: A “tunnel” through the vegetation leads to the mine. Patty is working her way up the wash towards the petroglyphs. The petroglyphs: This is the view from further up … Continued

Sunset on the Scenic Trail

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Friday Fitness Hike

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Friday’s hike started from the Trailhead Staging Area. We meandered around the park, seeing many things. When we were done, we found that we had hiked ten miles! I stopped just outside of Fountain Hills on my way over to … Continued

Pine Creek Loop

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I hiked the Pine Creek Loop late on Wednesday afternoon…

Sunset from the Pine Creek Loop

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Friday Fitness Hike

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Friday’s hike started at the Wagner Trailhead. We hiked out to Rock Knob and back for a hike of about nine miles. The sun rose as I was driving to the park. I found a safe place to pull over … Continued

Bluff Wash Well

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Below are two photos showing the inscription on the top of the well that’s in the wash which parallels the Bluff Trail in McDowell Mountain Park. It appears that one set of markings is the date of construction, March 2, … Continued

Thursday Night Fountain

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I got this shot of the Fountain on Thursday night.

Friday Fitness Hike

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Last Friday’s hike started at the Horse Staging Area. We crossed the road and hiked one of the service roads through the competitive track area. We eventually ended up in Stoneman Wash, which led us back to the Pemberton. We … Continued