Usery Pass to Pass Mountain; Goldfields, February 26, 2021 GPS Map

Hadn’t done this hike in many years. Today is my daughter Clara’s birthday, so what better way to celebrate? Thanks, Clara, for hiking with me.

We started from Usery Pass Trailhead and hiked to the photographer’s saguaro and back on the Usery Pass Trail and the Pass Mountain Trail. The best scenery is on the north and east sides of Pass Mountain, and this way we got to see it both coming and going.

We met a couple dozen people on the trail, hikers and trail runners.


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Stewart Mountain and the Mazatzals.
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Survey marker in the NE corner of the park.
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Cactus skeleton.
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I like my Teddy Bears in a row.
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One of many side canyons on the Pass Mountain Trail.
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The photographer’s saguaro.
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Won’t you hug me?
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Saguaro skeleton.
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The Throne Room.
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Foreground; western skyline of the Goldfields.  Background: the mighty Mazatzals.
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Colorful lichens munch on a rock.
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Where the green ferns grow.
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Four Peaks of Peril.
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Rock formation near Usery Pass Trailhead.

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