11.28.2013

Turkey Day Hike on the AZT

Our Thanksgiving Day plans didn't involve cooking as we were invited over to a friend's house later in the day. We were blessed with a picture perfect clear sunny day in the mid-70's, so K and I decided to work off some calories before the meal by taking a stroll on the Arizona Trail out by Picketpost Mtn.

I've been out to this section of trail countless times now and I'll return countless more. I love this place. There were a few cars in the lot and we passed a few other hikers on the trail along with fresh tire tracks. Our hike took us south about 2 1/2 miles until the trail drops into a major wash crossing. That's where we turned around and headed back to the car. Perfect day to be outside in AZ.
One of the newly installed signs at the north end of the lot.
Vintage wood markers still can be found along the route as well.
The AZT takes on many shapes across this vast state, here it looks tamed.
One of these days I'm going to hike that thing!
A nearly symmetric cactus.
K closing in on our turn around spot.
I was already in game-day mode.
In a sea of ruggedness Picketpost Mtn finds a way to stand out.
Sometimes it's ok to walk.
Mr. Topofusion himself was the culprit for those tire tracks, out for a glorious 2-day spin.

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