Friday’s hike started at the Wagner Trailhead. Bob, Teresa, Linda, Janet, and I hiked 7.25 miles. The highlight of the hike was the wash paralleling the Bluff Trail. Most of the photos below are from that area.
The morning was cloudy, which is kind of unusual for Arizona, though not too unusual for hikes in July and August. We heard thunder off in the distance and were able to see rain in the distance too. Occasional gaps in the clouds allowed the sun to light up mountains in the distance.
This is a view of the wash, just after leaving the Granite Trail. We climb the boulders near the left edge of the photo in order to continue on up the wash.
Teresa and Linda make their way up the rocky part of the wash.
Teresa found this antler in the wash.
Anyone know what kind of plant this is?
We saw many holes as we hiked up the wash. This one was quite large, but shallow. We were able to easily see the bottom of the hole. We wondered what kind of animal made this hole.
Spooky looking tree branches:
Here’s a spider hole. But what kind of spider lives here?
Part of a burnt tree…
Teresa and Bob hike through another rocky section of the wash.
Rain showers in the distance…
Teresa, Janet, Bob, and Linda at the top of the Bluff Trail. Janet, Bob, and Linda are wearing colorful gaiters purchased from Dirty Girl Gaiters.
Another view of rain showers from the Bluff Trail:
Another view of the Bluff Trail, with Four Peaks just visible behind some rain showers.