Mike, Bob, Linda, and I hiked six miles starting from the Horse Staging Area. Our route took us out for a short ways on the Long Loop, then up Stoneman Wash. We finished by coming back on the latter portion of the Sport Loop.
Shortly after sunrise, looking towards the Superstitions. Weaver’s Needle and the Flat Iron are both visible in this photo.
Had I been a little quicker, I would have gotten two birds in this photo. You can see part of the wing and tail disappearing behind the saguaro. A moment earlier, it was perched on the top of the lower arm.
A view from Stoneman Wash:
A view from the Sport Loop: