Monday, December 6, 2010

To the Top and Beyond and Beyond and Beyond

Sunrise sunset or 12 miles the hard way. We (Gary and I) stepped onto the trail at 7:00 AM and were done at 5:30 PM.
Sunrise: heading back to the Carney Springs trail.
Superstition Mountain: High ground, 5000ft.
Would have been done sooner if I wasn't so old. This hike was supposed to be tough and having know just how tough I would not have gone.
The track climbs from 2200 ft to 5000 ft and back to 2300 ft, with as many as 18 summits along the way.
Clicking on this post's title will open a link with more details about the route.
Sunset: nearing the ride back to our winter home.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Carney Springs Hike (climb)

Wednesday Dec 1 2010
The destination was the saddle to the right of the rocks in the center.

The view southeast on the way up.

The route is only a couple of miles as the crow flies.

The elevation change was 1320 ft.

Just doesn't get much better.

It was in the low 40s when started and in the mid 70s by the time we returned.