6.5 miles on Monday evening…
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Marilyn, Sara, Linda, and I hiked about six miles going to Dixie Mine and back.
On our way out on the Dixie Mine Trail…
Sara, in front of the mine adit:
The petroglyphs are on the left, though they can’t really be seen in this photo. (I’ve taken a lot of other photos of the petroglyphs.)
Ascending the waterfall…
One of the washes we passed (and eventually crossed) on the way back:
Marilyn and I hiked a little over five miles on the North, Chuparosa, and Verde Trails on Saturday.
Ben, Marilyn, Sara, Nick, Mike, and Marilyn joined me for Friday’s hike starting from the Wagner Trailhead. A subset of us did: Wagner, Delsie, Gooseneck, Rock Knob, Pemberton, Bluff Wash, Bluff, Granite, and Wagner. Total hike distance was 11.8 miles with 800+ feet of total ascent.
Mike, Nick, Marilyn, Sara, Marilyn, and Ben:
Some sort of hawk, perhaps a red tail.
Chain fruit cholla:
The flowers are goldeneye – see below – with Red Mountain in the distance.
Goldeneye – these flowers sort of look like brittlebush, but the leaves are different and don’t have the whitish coating that brittlebush leaves have.
Marilyn descends a steep section coming down from Bluff Wash. We also used to go up this way, but the move up has gotten a lot harder now that even more of the sand below has eroded away.