2018-05-31 & 06-01 - Aztec Peak Hikes   45 Photos   May 31, 2018
 
Photos from hikes over our 2-day, May 31/June 1, Thursday/Friday 'weekend' on and around Aztec Peak in the Sierra Ancha.
 
2018-05-29 - Salt River Mountains   65 Photos   May 29, 2018
 
A brutal 5 hour 7.6 mile 2,126' AEG loop hike in the Salt River Canyon Wilderness, including an ascent of Salt Benchmark.
 
2018-05-20 - Oak Creek South   26 Photos   May 20, 2018
 
Wandering along an old mining road south of Forest Road 189 near the Oak Creek Cabin. As a bonus we spotted a blooming crested Saguaro on the drive back home.
 
2018-05-20 - Oak Creek North   24 Photos   May 20, 2018
 
We began by wandering along an old mining road north of Forest Road 189 near the Oak Creek Cabin. But it wasn't long before we were bush-whacking our way in a wide loop back to camp.
 
2018-05-19 - Coon Creek Butte   54 Photos   May 19, 2018
 
A hike from the Oak Creek Cabin to the summit of Coon Creek Butte in the Aztec Peak Quadrangle.
 
2018-05-16 - Saguaro Lake Bluffs   22 Photos   May 16, 2018
 
A hike along the bluffs on the north shore of Saguaro Lake. The highlights were bighorn sheep and wild horse encounters.
 
2018-05-13 - Forest Road 11 East Washes   54 Photos   May 13, 2018
 
Another 3-plus hour 5.3 mile 1170' AEG hike in and around the dry washes just east of Forest Road 11, which is one small part of the 'Great Western Trail' for vehicles.
 
2018-05-12 - Picadilla Creek   110 Photos   May 12, 2018
 
Following rock crawler tracks up Picadilla Creek, ending up 2.5 miles from the closest legal Forest Road 11.
 
2018-05-08 - Telephone Ridge Icehouse Trail Loop   28 Photos   May 8, 2018
 
A 3.25 hour 5.7 mile 2,150' AEG loop hike north on Telephone Ridge then south on Icehouse Canyon Trail. The hike featured about 2 miles of burnt manzanita, a hummingbird bathing in the creek at Doghouse Spring and an Arizona Mountain Kingsnake sighting.
 
2018-05-07 - Peak 3856 summit hike   45 Photos   May 7, 2018
 
A 3 hour 4.5 mile 1,400' AEG hike to the summit of Peak 3856 in the Iron Mountain Quadrangle in the Superstition Wilderness on what would be a 100+ degree day.
 
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