2015-04-30 - Forest Road 1903 Loop   46 Photos   Apr 30, 2015
 
A 5 hour 10.7 mile 3,960' AEG hike to the end of Forest Road 1903, continuing north on an old Jeep trail for a mile then returning with off-trail route via a long ridge and finally the bottom of a narrow canyon. I encountered white-tailed deer on two occasions.
 
2015-04-28 - Peak 2822 summit hike   74 Photos   Apr 28, 2015
 
A 5 hour 30 minute 11 mile 2,379' AEG hike along the Lost Goldmine Trail to the Carney Trailhead, taking a detour to climb to the summit of Peak 2822 on the return trip. The ascent of 2822 from the north was as tough as anything I've done, but thankfully I found a cairn-marked trail to the west for an easy descent.
 
2015-04-27 Echo Arch and Trumpet Arch   31 Photos   Apr 27, 2015
 
A 90 minute 2 mile 673' AEG hike to Echo Arch and Trumpet Arch in the Goldfield Mountains.
 
2015-04-27 - Silly Mountain summit hike   15 Photos   Apr 27, 2015
 
A 70 minute 2.8 mile 807' AEG hike up to the summit of Roadside Benchmark (a.k.a. Silly Mountain) and sampled as many of the trails as I could without retracing my steps.
 
2015-04-25 - Doll Baby Ruin 2 & Horsethief Bench   35 Photos   Apr 25, 2015
 
Two hikes for a total of 5 hours 7.7 miles and 2,320' AEG . The first was a short one to check out the second ancient ruin site near the Doll Baby Trailhead. Not much to find. The second hike was an out-and-back along Horsethief Bench.
 
2015-04-22 - Black Point ridge hike   50 Photos   Apr 22, 2015
 
A 3 hour 50 minute 6 mile 1,986' AEG loop hike on Black Point ridge.
 
2015-04-20 - Tule Canyon hike   90 Photos   Apr 20, 2015
 
A 4 hour 45 minute 7.5 mile 1,306' AEG lasso-loop hike into Tule Canyon near Queen Valley, Arizona. The highlights included a herd of javelina, white-tailed deer and a Western Diamondback rattlesnake. (Check out the videos)
 
2015-04-18 - Forest Road 42 project   18 Photos   Apr 18, 2015
 
A day of volunteering in preparation for the re-opening of Forest Road 42, which has been closed to vehicles since 2005.
 
2015-04-17- Peak 4618 & Peak 4472   62 Photos   Apr 17, 2015
 
Two separate hikes to two summits in the Salt River Peak Quadrangle for a total of 5 hour 20 minutes, 7 miles and 2,785' AEG.
 
2015-04-14 - Peak 3196 summit hike   72 Photos   Apr 14, 2015
 
A 3 hour 50 minute 4.3 mile 1,772' AEG hike to the summit of Peak 3196 in the Picketpost Quadrangle with a stop at the summit of Peak 2956 along the way.
 
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