Friday’s hike started at the Dixie Mine parking area at the end of Golden Eagle Blvd. We hiked the following trails: Dixie Mine, Coachwhip, Windmill, Bell Pass, Prospector, (road), and Dixie Mine for a total of 10.4 miles with nearly 1500 feet of total ascent. (This distance includes our walk through the gated community, 0.6 miles each way.)
After processing these photos using the PPW (Picture Postcard Workflow), I ran Topaz Impression on a few of them.
We bypassed the mine and continued up the Dixie Mine Trail to the ridge. This is a view from partway up the hill to the ridge.
A view of the large cottonwood tree and the windmill on the Windmill Trail:
A version of the above filtered through Topaz Impression:
Views from the Bell Pass Trail…
Saguaros on the Prospector Trail: