Arizona Trail passage 18; Superior, February 20, 2021 GPS Map

My daughter Clara hiked with me today. I’m so glad!

We left home at 6:00, hoping to get to Picketpost Trailhead at first light to beat the Saturday crowds, which we did. And catch a colorful sunrise. But there were no clouds today. Phooey.

This was the same hike I had done with a former Vice President of the Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club. Flowers were out then, but it’s too dry now. Also, the air was hazy then but clear now.

Clara and I had this part of the Arizona Trail to ourselves.

After the hike, we stopped at Nando’s for lunch before driving home.


sign
Only 499 miles to Utah!
tunnel
The Arizona Trail goes through a tunnel under US 60. [photo by Clara]
forest
Saguaro forest along the Arizona Trail. [photo by Clara]
bone
Them dry bones. [photo by Clara]
ruin
Nothing left but a few rocks. [photo by Clara]
Clara
Clara shoots a cross.
cross
Clara’s picture of the cross. [photo by Clara]
cactus
Chain fruit cholla. [photo by Clara]
fence
The trail goes next to a rancher’s fence. [photo by Clara]
wire
Plenty of barbed wire. [photo by Clara]
Ted
Ted moseys on. [photo by Clara]
bend
Bend in the railroad tracks.
hikers
Clara and her father.
skeleton
Intricate patterns of a cholla skeleton.
grass
Why don’t you take a whiff?
tree
Little ones growing out of big ones.
rock
Sugar-frosted rock.
green
Green grow the lichens-O
lichen
Lichen-covered boulders. [photo by Clara]
cliff
Apache Leap.  Where did they jump?

  More Hike Pictures updated February 21, 2021