On Friday, the 15th, Mike, Heather, and I hiked 13 miles starting from the competitive track area. Marilyn, Nick, Bob, King, and Yinglan joined us for the first part of the hike. It’s my understanding that they hiked a little over 5 miles.
It was a “wash day”; much of the hike was through washes. This is a view from the Stoneman/Pemberton Wash.
Mike, King, and Yinglan:
A bee on a goldeneye bloom:
Mesquite pods – they seem to be redder than normal:
A view of the McDowells:
Back in the competitive track area – we returned via the latter section of the Technical Loop.