Linda and I hiked nearly nine miles on a hike starting from the Wagner Trailhead. Marilyn joined us for much of it, hiking perhaps seven miles.
This is a view of the McDowells from the Granite Trail. I had hoped to hike up the wash through the boulders at the lower right, but erosion has made an already high step to a crucial ledge even higher than it used to be. (It’s been that way for several years now, but seems to get periodically worse.)
I haven’t seen an ant hill this large in quite some time!
Another view of the McDowells; I think we were on the Bluff Trail at this point.
Four Peaks behind the dead tree and boulders…
At this point Linda and I are at the top of the section which has become more difficult to scramble up. It’s still easy to slide down though.