Ben, Marilyn, Mike, Jerry, Julie, and Marilyn joined me for a hike starting from the Wagner Trailhead. It was another “wash day” in which we spent much of the hike in washes.
This is a view of Red Mountain from Stoneman Wash. It doesn’t look especially red in this photo.
Another view of Red Mountain, this time from the Long Loop in the Competitive Track area.
Looking towards the McDowells as we hiked to the Pemberton Trail.
This is the entrance to one of the arroyos that we visited.
This wash has high vertical walls.
Julie, Mike, Jerry, and Marilyn. (Ben and my wife took a shorter way back.)
The wash narrows at this point, but the walls are not as steep or as high.
We saw this raven atop a saguaro as we headed down the Tonto Tank Trail.
While hiking (again) through Stoneman Wash, we saw this Phainopepla.