Starting from the Trailhead Staging Area, I hiked a six mile loop: Pemberton, Scenic, Cinch, Escondido, Shallmo Wash, and Pemberton. The temperature was in the mid to upper eighties when I started and the low nineties when I finished. I’m … Continued
A view of Red Mountain from the Tortoise Trail: The 1960 Chevy in Stoneman Wash: More views from Stoneman Wash…
Mike, Bob, Linda, Sara, Dorinda, and I hiked 10.6 miles on the Dixie Mine, Prospector, Bell Pass, Windmill, Coachwhip, and Dixie Mine (again, for the return) trails. Our total ascent on this hike was a bit over 1500 feet. A … Continued
Bob, Mike, Linda, Sara, and I hiked a 8.25 mile loop starting from the Horse Staging Area. The morning was surprisingly cool for mid to late May. I was cold when we started and added a layer that I wore … Continued
Bob, Mike, and I hiked a 9.1 mile loop: Pemberton, Lariat, Granite, Stoneman Wash, and back on Pemberton. Prior to the hike, I noticed this Wolfberry bush. The berries are starting to dry out. Look for the hare/jackrabbit at the … Continued
Joe, Bob, Mike, and I hiked a portion of the Dixie Mine Trail on Friday.
Nora, Mike, and I hiked 8.3 miles starting from the Horse Staging Area. Sunrise at the Horse Staging Area: Creosote: Buckwheat in front of buckhorn cholla: Ratany: San Filipe Dogweed: Buckhorn cholla: A view from the Pemberton Trail: Arizona Blister … Continued
Mike and I hiked 8.5 miles starting from the Wagner Trailhead. The desert is drying out, but there is still an abundance of flowers. We started early – just before sunrise. I got this shot from the Wagner Trail prior to … Continued
Nora, Bob, and I hiked a loop of about 5 miles in the Tom’s Thumb area. Following mostly climber’s access trails, we visited Hog Heaven, the Thumbnail Pinnacle, the East End (which is the highest point in the McDowells), and Tom’s Thumb.
Linda, Bill, Mike, Bob, and I hiked a little over seven miles starting from the Horse Staging Area. It was a cool morning, but winter rain has brought us some early flowers! A view from the parking lot (Horse Staging … Continued