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Friday Fitness Hike

Last Friday’s hike started at the Horse Staging Area. We crossed the road and hiked one of the service roads through the competitive track area. We eventually ended up in Stoneman Wash, which led us back to the Pemberton. We returned via Shallmo Wash for an 8.2 mile hike.

A saguaro in front of Red Mountain:

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Bob removes cactus needles from Sarge’s paw while Gary and Linda wait.
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A view of the McDowells from the service road.

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I think this is a creosote flower (and plant).

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I brought a macro lens along on the hike. I managed to do a little bit of focus stacking with this shot, but the depth of field is still really shallow.

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Sarge!

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Another flower, though I don’t know what it is.

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A bank of Stoneman Wash:

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Bob and Sarge hike ahead in Stoneman Wash.

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The view of Weaver’s Needle from the intersection of the main park road with the Pemberton:

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Entering Shallmo Wash:

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I think that this is a Goldeneye blossom:

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Turkey Vulture?

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