Category Archives: Arizona hiking

Barnhardt Canyon — Hiking with Chris


Last Wednesday, Feb 11th, was a special hike in more ways than one. Our youngest boy, Chris, came down to Arizona for a few days visit last week.  In the time available we did all the usual stops to show … Continue reading

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Black Mesa Loop


  On Friday we hiked the Black Mesa Loop out of First Water trailhead.  This is stitched-together route consisting of segments of the Second Water trail and the Lost Dutchman trail, connected by the Black Mesa  trail to form the … Continue reading

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Wave Cave


Today Jim Hardy led a group of us on a hike new to almost everyone in the club, a 4-mile (2-in, 2-out) trek to a cave on the flanks of the Three Sisters formation in the Superstitions.  You won’t find … Continue reading

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Red Rocks and Mud – Whitford Canyon


Last Wednesday (after the Tuesday rainstorm) Botany Bob led a group of us on a pretty hike at Whitford Canyon.  Half the adventure was the trip to the trailhead which is on Forest Road 650 (the back-door road to Montana … Continue reading

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Happy New Year


Yesterday I promised that I’d pass along some photos if our storm gave us snow overnight. Here are a couple of shots that I got this morning. Enjoy snow on the Superstitions.  

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Siphon Draw on New Years Eve


(…or, “Dammit, I left my rain gear in the boat!”) This morning a small group of us (six) headed out to the Siphon Draw trail.  Weather reports predicted rain around noon, and the early morning skies didn’t look that bad! … Continue reading

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2014 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for my hiking blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,200 times in 2014. If it were a NYC … Continue reading

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