|So this is what the guys who drive trucks for Walmart do on their vacation.|
|Ore wagons cut these into the rock|
|Always great sunsets here.|
The next day we headed off across the highway and up to Happy Camp Canyon. That is ride I first did about a year ago, but it was a lot greener and prettier this year than last. The GPS tells me that this ride is a little less than 13 miles. You go out along a ridge back that gives you great views in all directions.
|From these ridge tops you can see for miles|
|Always good to run into a little water for the ponies on these rides|
|Joel and his Tennessee Waiting Horse waiting on the rest of us to catch up.|
|Heading into Happy Camp Canyon|
|Kelly and her stud the Huntsman hanging around on the ridge|
After the ride that night Ken and I ran into Superior to try and run down a map of the area and see if we could find a map that showed a trail that made a loop around Picket Post Mountain in its entirety. There is a map but the only one in captivity was taped to the inside of office window on main street. There was a fellow in there sanding the floors and we tried to talk him into giving/selling it to us but he was incorruptible.
|But we did get a picture of it with the phone and a little store across the street gave a photo copy of a smaller portion.|
|Ken and Beauty enjoying the crick|
|More canyon and creek views|
|Whoa, Blue is leading the ride.|
|Believe it or not this is what I was looking for.....the other side of the mountain|
|Here is the littlest Saguaro growing right in that rock. He has made it in a couple of blogs now|
|Verna, Toni, and Ron and Toni's trail dog Madeline|
Although we spent five or six hours on this ride we stopped a bunch of time to enjoy the scenery, eat lunch and do a little pioneering along the trail. I think with all the back and forth we did we were just over 9.5 miles total on the trail and all that to and froing will probably result in it being around 9 miles next time. A little shorter than usual but there is lots to look at and some challenging spots but they are short and sweet.
|Sunrise at Picket Post|
|Same sunrise different angle|
|Green is the Happy Camp Canyon trail and the Magenta trail is the Picket Post Mountain Loop|
|Part of the Party People|
|Brenda and the guest of honour. Hey, it's a Canadian party so we get to spell it how we like.|
Now Mike and Janna stopped by on their way home to Montana and I didn't get any pictures but no problem I have their pink motorhome held hostage here so they will be back.