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Friday Fitness Hike

Eight of us, Bill, Bill, Heather, Janet, Bob, Linda, Nancy, and I hiked a loop of somewhat over twelve miles.  We hiked: Tortoise, Pemberton, Tonto Tank, Pemberton, Boulder, Marcus Landslide, Rock Knob, Pemberton, Bluff Wash, Granite, Wagner.

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View of Weaver’s Needle and the Flatiron from the Pemberton Trail:

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A small wash which feeds into Stoneman Wash, near where Pemberton descends into the wash:
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Hiking up the Tonto Tank Trail…

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Heather, Bill, Linda, Nancy, Bob, Janet, Bill, and Kevin in front of the McDowells:

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I think this is Turpentine Bush:

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A view from the Boulder Trail:

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A large boulder on the Marcus Landslide Trail:

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Sven Slab:

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Chain fruit cholla in the foreground; Rock Knob behind them and to the left; Four Peaks in the distance:

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Another view from the Rock Knob Trail:

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Approaching the park boundary on the Rock Knob Trail:

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Back in McDowell Mountain Park now; another view from the Rock Knob Trail:

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Hiking down Bluff Wash:

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Chuparosa:

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