Friday’s hike started at the Wagner Trailhead. Amy had the day off due to the Thanksgiving day holiday. Susan Davis lead the short hike in her place.
Eleven of us started from Wagner Trailhead. We hiked Wagner to Granite and then Granite to the Delsie Trail. At that point, we split up. Sue took her group up to the Bluff and then back to the trailhead making for a four to five mile hike depending upon the exact route back to the trailhead.
The long hike group, me, Marilyn, Bob, Janet, Alan, Nancy, and Linda, hiked the Deslie to Pemberton. We then hiked over to one of the Stoneman Wash feeder washes which lead to Stoneman Wash. We saw horse tracks in the feeder wash, but smaller tracks too and sign of activity under some of the brush along the way. Stoneman Wash was quite the slog as it had been churned up by the equestrian event from a week earlier.
When we got back to the Granite Trail, we took it back to Wagner and then back to our cars, making for a nine mile hike.
A saguaro on the Delsie Trail:
Bob and Alan take a short break at the new picnic table and shelter near Granite Tank:
One of the views while hiking to Stoneman Wash: