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Friday Fitness Hike

Linda and I hiked a 10.4 mile loop starting from Tom’s Thumb Trailhead. We hiked Marcus Landslide, Boulder, Pemberton, Coachwhip, Windmill, East End, and Tom’s Thumb.

Tuesday Night Hike

4.6 miles on Tuesday Night…

Sunday Hike – Pine Canyon Trail #26

Marilyn hiked four miles of the Pine Canyon Trail with me. At the four mile mark, I went on and she turned back, eventually picking me up at the northern end of the trail further up Beeline Highway. I hiked nearly 12 miles with over 2500 feet of total ascent.

Friday Fitness Hike

Linda and I hiked 10.5 miles starting from the Four Peaks Trailhead.

Colorful, pre-hike clouds.

A view of Red Mountain from the Technical Loop:

Linda and I were both surprised at how green the ocotillos are.

We looked for a descent into this small canyon, but the two nearby drainages were too steep.

Senna:

There was once a shooting range in the park?

Wednesday Night Hike

9 miles on Wednesday Night. I was testing a new headlamp which allowed me to see a number of night-time critters. I saw a tarantula, three scorpions, several packrats, a couple of bunnies, and an owl!

Sunday Hike – Highline-Donahue

On Sunday, I drove to the Pine Trailhead and did an out-and-back hike of the Highline and Donahue trails. I also hiked two forest roads beyond the Donahue Trail – these were FR 218 (Milk Ranch Point Road) and FR 9382L. The hike that I did – well, the return portion, anyway – is the latter half of a loop that can be done. I’m thinking about doing this loop and wanted to scout the latter part of the hike.

Friday Fitness Hike

I hiked 10.6 miles on Friday: Dixie Mine, Coachwhip, Windmill, Bell Pass, Prospector, and back on Dixie Mine.

Sunrise from the approach through Eagles Nest:

A view from the Dixie Mine Trail:

A view from the Coachwhip Trail.

Arizona Poppies – I saw these in a wash running across the Windmill Trail.

A view of Four Peaks from the Bell Pass Trail:

A view from the Prospector Trail:

Barrel Cactus blooms on the Dixie Mine Trail:

Tuesday Night Monsoon Hike

Only 2.77 miles on Tuesday Night – I knew it was going to rain, so I kept it short. I got wet, but my camera survived this one.

You can see the rain in front of the Superstitions and Goldfields…

I got this photo of the sunset from the T-Bone Ridge. After leaving this point, I sealed my camera up in a zip lock bag. It got very windy as I descended and I felt a few drops of rain as I approached the culvert for “The Chunnel”. I decided to return via the Sport Loop; it started raining in earnest as I made my way back on the Sport Loop.

Monday Night Hike

6.4 miles in MMRP…

Sunday Hike – Black Ridge Loop

I did 8.1 miles on this loop hike in the Mazatzals.

This is Brunson Tank. Not much water, but more than there was when I did the same hike in March.

This is a flower on the side of an agave stalk. (It may even be a Century Plant.)  The leaves at the bottom of the plant were dead. I would guess that the main blooms were at the top of the stock a season ago.

Almost done with the hike – I liked the shape of this cone shaped hill.

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