Bulldog Canyon from Idaho Access; Goldfields, October 11, 2018 GPS Map

This was to be a preview of my Trailblazers’ hike on November 24, going the other way. Also I wanted to document changes in the wilderness at two locations.

That was the plan, anyway. The northern part of the Wolverine Pass Trail isn’t well marked, and, as before, I lost the trail. I did put up cairns to mark where I’d been, and since I knew the general direction I bushwhacked north to Forest Road 10.

Left, or right? I looked both ways and couldn’t see anything that told me which direction to turn. So I turned right, walked for a short distance on FR 10, and still didn’t see the trail. Then I bushwhacked north, which was the right general direction. Still didn’t see anything familiar, but some folks were camped by one of the dirt roads. A big dog greeted me. “Well hi there,” I replied. When I walked on by, the dog quit barking.

Finally I got to something familiar, and I was on trails for the rest of the hike. Light recreational traffic on FR 10, but I had the trails to myself.

On a sunrise hike you never know what you’re going to get. Sometimes it’s cloudy, sometimes not. Today there were some clouds at the beginning, then it clouded up for a few light sprinkles as I was leaving Bulldog Canyon. But the sprinkles didn’t last, and the day never did get hot.


dawn
Clouds to the west caught the early color.
dawn
By the dawn’s early light.
dawn
Dawn over the Superstitions.
trail
The north half of the Wolverine Pass Trail isn’t well marked.
lichen
I took a likin’ to the lichens.
hedgehog
Hedgehog cactus—keep your distance.
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Peak 3134.
view
View from the south end of the horse trail.
toppled
Toppled saguaro on March 19, 2013.
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Toppled saguaro on October 11, 2018.
garden
Natural rock garden southeast of Bulldog Canyon.
arches
Mask Arches on January 12, 2005.
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Mask Arches on October 11, 2018.
ants
Ants like the salt water taffy.
mud
Recent rains left the mud like this.
arch
Idaho-Bulldog Arch.
rock
Saguaro points the way to Mexican Hat.
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Allionia incarnata - Trailing Windmills
wood
I belong here.  How about you?
rock
Coyote Rock is looking away from the other formations.

  More Hike Pictures updated October 11, 2018