2018-04-29 - Forest Road 1697   11 Photos   Apr 29, 2018
A short hike including a Gila Monster encounter while wandering along Forest Road 1697 below Black Mesa.
2018-04-27 - Baker Mountain - Take 1   55 Photos   Apr 27, 2018
First attempt to climb Baker Mountain in the Reno Pass Quadrangle. After a full hour to climb three-hundred feet I knew I didn't have the time or energy to climb another seven-hundred feet up to the summit.
2018-04-25 - Peak 2311 Bike Trail   19 Photos   Apr 25, 2018
Hiking up & down the mountain bike trail on Peak 2311. It includes some jumps I see as nothing but serious injuries waiting to happen.
2018-04-24 - Highline National Recreational Trail   21 Photos   Apr 24, 2018
An out-and-back hike from Washington Park along the Highline National Recreational Trail, which is concurrent with the Arizona Trail passage #26.
2018-04-19 - Peak 6660 & FR 701   43 Photos   Apr 19, 2018
A hike to the summit of Peak 6660 in the McFadden Peak Quadrangle followed by a 7-mile round-trip hike to the J Slash X Ranch on the newly recommissioned Forest Road 701.
2018-04-18 - Pack Trail 157   40 Photos   Apr 18, 2018
A long out-and-back hike on Pack Trail 157 followed by a hike to the summit of Pine Mountain in the McFadden Peak Quadrangle.
2018-04-17 - Jim Sam Butte   42 Photos   Apr 17, 2018
A hike to the summit of Jim Sam Butte followed by a lasso-loop hike on Buzzard Roost Mesa.
2018-04-12 - Martinez Mines Loop   75 Photos   Apr 12, 2018
A clockwise lasso-loop hike past the Martinez Cabin, up 'The Luge' around and down past the Silver Bell & Columbia Mines, visiting the Martinez Mill and back. The highlight of the hike was a Gila Monster encounter, my first of the year.
2018-04-07 - Peak 4772   32 Photos   Apr 7, 2018
We began with a short hike to take a quick peek at an old Salado Native American Ruin, then a second hike to the summit of Peak 4772 in the Meddler Wash Quadrangle.
2018-04-05 - Horns Of Dilemma   32 Photos   Apr 5, 2018
Due to ongoing construction, I left Apache Trail from an unfamiliar spot and missed the turn to follow Willow Creek, which meant I had more steep & nasty terrain than usual to the Horns of Dilemma. So while this trip definitely turned out to be the 'hard' way, the highlight was a bighorn sheep sighting.
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