Linda and I hiked a 10.4 mile loop starting from Tom’s Thumb Trailhead. We hiked Marcus Landslide, Boulder, Pemberton, Coachwhip, Windmill, East End, and Tom’s Thumb.
Linda and I hiked 10.5 miles starting from the Four Peaks Trailhead.
Colorful, pre-hike clouds.
A view of Red Mountain from the Technical Loop:
Linda and I were both surprised at how green the ocotillos are.
We looked for a descent into this small canyon, but the two nearby drainages were too steep.
There was once a shooting range in the park?
On Sunday, I drove to the Pine Trailhead and did an out-and-back hike of the Highline and Donahue trails. I also hiked two forest roads beyond the Donahue Trail – these were FR 218 (Milk Ranch Point Road) and FR 9382L. The hike that I did – well, the return portion, anyway – is the latter half of a loop that can be done. I’m thinking about doing this loop and wanted to scout the latter part of the hike.
I hiked 10.6 miles on Friday: Dixie Mine, Coachwhip, Windmill, Bell Pass, Prospector, and back on Dixie Mine.
Sunrise from the approach through Eagles Nest:
A view from the Dixie Mine Trail:
A view from the Coachwhip Trail.
Arizona Poppies – I saw these in a wash running across the Windmill Trail.
A view of Four Peaks from the Bell Pass Trail:
A view from the Prospector Trail:
Barrel Cactus blooms on the Dixie Mine Trail:
Only 2.77 miles on Tuesday Night – I knew it was going to rain, so I kept it short. I got wet, but my camera survived this one.
You can see the rain in front of the Superstitions and Goldfields…
I got this photo of the sunset from the T-Bone Ridge. After leaving this point, I sealed my camera up in a zip lock bag. It got very windy as I descended and I felt a few drops of rain as I approached the culvert for “The Chunnel”. I decided to return via the Sport Loop; it started raining in earnest as I made my way back on the Sport Loop.
I did 8.1 miles on this loop hike in the Mazatzals.
This is Brunson Tank. Not much water, but more than there was when I did the same hike in March.
This is a flower on the side of an agave stalk. (It may even be a Century Plant.) The leaves at the bottom of the plant were dead. I would guess that the main blooms were at the top of the stock a season ago.
Almost done with the hike – I liked the shape of this cone shaped hill.