Friday’s hike started from the Trailhead Staging Area. We hiked out on the Pemberton and took Stoneman wash to one of its feeders, where we hiked up that wash back to Pemberton. From there we hiked through a small and twisty canyon. We returned via the Tonto Tank Trail and the Pemberton. Total distance was only six miles.
Bob and Sarge descend a small hill towards Stoneman Wash.
This section of Stoneman Wash is amazingly firm, probably due to the hardened clay beneath a thin layer of sand and stone. We took this photo by a large dead tree in the Stoneman feeder wash. From left to right are Nancy, Michael, Joanne, Linda, Kim, Jim, Bob, Sarge, Venie, Carrie, and Hailey. (I’ve probably misspelled some names.) Joanne spotted this antler in the wash.
Weaver’s Needle is visible in the distance in this photo. The Flat Iron, which is also in the Superstitions, can also be seen at the far right. (It’s so far right, that it’s almost out of the picture.)