Sandy, DeAnn, Bob, Nancy, Linda, Marilyn, and I hiked 10.9 miles in White Tank Mountain Regional Park. We hiked a loop consisting of the Waddell, Mesquite Canyon, and Ford Canyon trails. Marilyn also hiked the Willow Canyon Trail which cut off about 1.5 miles from her hike.
Marilyn, Linda (holding up her sandwich), DeAnn, Sandy, Nancy, and Bob:
Marilyn, Linda, DeAnn, and Sandy on the Ford Canyon Trail:
A view of Ford Canyon:
A cyclist riding up (!) the Ford Canyon Trail.
Entering the “canyon” section of the Ford Canyon Trail:
Nancy, Marilyn, Linda, DeAnn, Bob, and Sandy:
Bob leads the way down another section where some easy down-climbing was required.
Marilyn assists Nancy down the rock.
There were wonders to behold around every bend of the canyon.
I chose to avoid this obstacle by climbing the rock at the side. Linda is being told how to make her way around that small pool of water.
Bob and Linda (and Nancy, behind Linda) continue down the canyon.
I climbed another rock formation to get this shot of our group and another group going the opposite direction:
This is the rock that I climbed last year to retrieve Nick’s hiking pole. We had missed the turn-off for the hiking trail at the side of the canyon. Nick had tossed his stick down a pour-off to the left; unfortunately, it soon became clear that we wouldn’t be able to easily descend that way.
Sany, DeAnn, Linda, Bob, Marilyn, and Nancy (still hiking up the trail):
Saguaros near the end of the Ford Canyon Trail:
Another small wash / mini-canyon just off of the Waddell Trail: