We hiked the Malpais Trail from the Rock Peak Wash trailhead today (12/1/2018). This is the Rock Peak from the parking lot.
Rock Peak from the wash.
Clouds came out a little thicker making Rock Peak and two other peaks look a little ominous.
The Malpais Hills
The Malpais Hills have huge shear cliffs.
Looking East at Rock Peak and Malpais Hills from the valley on the Malpais Trail. We had a rare cool and clouding day in Arizona. Perfect for hiking.
There was a lot of rain in October and the desert is very green right now.
Agent 54 found a great natural lookout point in front of the shear cliffs of the Malpais Hills.
Howard at our Malpais Trail lunch spot. Don't let the hat fool you, Agent 54 was not turned into a block of stone.
At a crossroads and heading home.
Howard said we hiked 7.6 miles in 4 hours today. Time flew by. It was a terrific day.
Howard and I did another hike of the San Tan Trail on 12/28/18. It was a cool but, sunny day.
How old is this Petroglyph?
You can see the very steep side of Picacho Peak in the far hazy distance.
Looking back across a Saguaro forest valley, you can see Camelback Mtn. in the distance.