Friday Hike – Spur Cross to Skull Mesa

posted in: Hiking | 7

Linda, Nancy, Marilyn, Bob, Mike, and I hiked from Spur Cross to the top of Skull Mesa on the Friday after Thanksgiving.  (Not all of us went to the summit.)  The hike was 12 miles long with over 3200 feet … Continued

New Year’s Day Hike

posted in: Hiking | 3

On January 1, Bob, Janet, Allen, Nick, DeAnn, Sandy, Marilyn, and I hiked from Spur Cross to Skull Mesa.  (Not all of us went to the top.) My GPS watch tells me that I hiked 12.6 miles with over 3100 … Continued

Saturday Hike – Spur Cross

posted in: Hiking | 0

  Nancy, Marilyn, and I hiked at the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area on Saturday, the 26th.  It was a cold and windy day; we had hoped to hike to the top of Skull Mesa, but we abandoned that plan … Continued

Sunday Hike: Spur Cross to Cave Creek

posted in: Hiking | 0

On Sunday, Linda, Bob, and I hiked 11.6 miles between the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area and the Cave Creek Recreation Area. Marilyn hiked out 4.5 miles with us and then returned to the car for a 9 mile hike. … Continued

Friday Hike – Spur Cross to Black Mesa

posted in: Hiking | 5

Bob, Nick, Allen, Janet, and I hiked from the Spur Cross Trailhead to the top of Black Mesa. It was an arduous hike. We started at 8:00am and hiked all day with few rests, returning to our vehicle after dark. … Continued

Friday Hike – Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area

posted in: Hiking | 2

Bob, Venie, Linda, Nancy, and I did an eight mile hike at the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area.  Our hike took us out into the Tonto National Forest briefly. Halfway through, we hiked up to the top of the fortress … Continued

Elephant Mountain

posted in: Hiking | 0

Marilyn and I hiked at the Spur Cross Ranch Recreation Area on Sunday. We hiked the Spur Cross Trail to Tortuga, at which point we continued straight on Tortuga.  Tortuga branches off to the left, but we continued going straight … Continued

Two Burros

posted in: Animals | 0

Marilyn and I visited the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area on Sunday.  We saw two burros in the parking lot.  They’re obviously very well fed; we suspect they wandered over from a nearby ranch.