2015-01-31 - Hackberry Spring Loop   8 Photos   Jan 31, 2015
 
A 2 hour 15 minute 4 mile 850' AEG loop hike, enjoying the running water in First Water Creek. Good thing we wore our Teva sandals and could walk in the water.
 
2015-01-30 - Mesquite Flat in the Rain   25 Photos   Jan 30, 2015
 
A 2-1/2 hour 3 mile 900' AEG hike in the rain, sloshing through washes and climbing ridges.
 
2015-01-21 - Spire and Salt River Overlook   80 Photos   Jan 21, 2015
 
A 6 hour 45 minute 7.5 mile 2,398' AEG hike to explore a large spire and take in views from an overlook of the Salt River, over a thousand feet below.
 
2015-01-20 - Dome Mountain summit hike   52 Photos   Jan 20, 2015
 
A 4 hour 5.3 mile 2,031' AEG hike to the summit of Dome Mountain followed by 270-degree clockwise corkscrew loop, taking in the Western Camouflage Tanks along the way.
 
2015-01-17 - Sheep Mountain   5 Photos   Jan 17, 2015
 
A 6 hour 20 minute 7.5 mile 3,271' AEG hike 'not quite' to the summit of Sheep Mountain. Another aborted summit attempt, this time due to a bad spill within a few hundred feet of the summit.
 
2015-01-16 - Mesquite Flat Wandering   78 Photos   Jan 16, 2015
 
A 5 hour 6.8 mile 2,300' AEG hike in and around Mesquite Flat. With all the deep pools of water, cliffs and pour-offs it seemed I was doubling back more than moving forward. But with 70-degree temps and awesome scenery it was quite enjoyable.
 
2015-01-07 - Black Cross Butte summit hike   90 Photos   Jan 7, 2015
 
A 6 hour 45 minute 8.3 mile 3,560' AEG hike to the summit of Black Cross Butte in the Horse Mesa Dam Quadrangle. I took the long scenic route rather than the short and scary one.
 
2015-01-06 - Hackberry Loop Shortcut   42 Photos   Jan 6, 2015
 
A 2 hour 30 minute 4.1 mile 986' AEG hike from first Water Trailhead. I followed First Water Creek for a short distance then turned east, taking a shortcut up the drainage to Garden Valley, followed Hackberry Spring Loop back to the saddle and finally making a beeline back to the trailhead.
 
2015-01-05 - Pass Mountain wandering   16 Photos   Jan 5, 2015
 
A 2 hour 48 minute 5.4 mile 1,486' AEG hike up the east side of Pass Mountain from the Pass Mountain Trail.
 
2015-01-04 - Massacre Falls hike   30 Photos   Jan 4, 2015
 
A 3 hour 45 minute 6 mile 1,995' AEG hike to Massacre Falls. Not enough snow melt yet so no waterfalls today.
 
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