Butcher Jones Trail; Saguaro Lake, October 18, 2018 Trail Map

Hadn’t been on the Butcher Jones Trail since 2015. The Butcher Jones area is named for a person. He was a doctor who lived during Arizona territorial days, when this was ranch land. Apparently Dr. Jones didn’t have the best reputation. The name stuck.

The trail has a major steep spot, where it goes across an arroyo. There are a number of minor steep spots, but much of the trail is smooth.

On the way out I met a fellow walking his dog. Then on my way back there were two girls hiking the trail. They didn’t go all the way to the end, so they passed me both ways. Then I saw a half dozen hikers at Peregrine Point.

It was a pleasant day for hiking—sunny and mild.


rock
Sunrise paints the rocks in early morning colors.
woods
The trail goes through a dense forest beside the lake.
point
Peregrine Point.
bug
A black beetle joins Ted on the trail.
rock
Rocky side canyon turns cubist.
face
Well I’m rootin’ for you.
nest
This nest is well protected.
lake
Getting close to the overlook of Saguaro Lake.
peaks
The Four Peaks are cloud-topped.
ripples
A light breeze makes ripples on the water.
trail
Starting the journey back.
skeleton
Saguaro skeleton points the way.
arroyo arroyo
The trail has an arroyo to cross.
lake
Distant view of the Flatiron.
Medusa
Anyone who looked at Medusa turned to stone.
dead
Dead in the water.
ducks
Ducks on the lake.

  More Hike Pictures updated October 18, 2018