Arizona Trail Passage 5 and 4
What an amazing and varied day! I can't believe so much happened and we went to so many cool places.
|Drying out sleeping bags and tents.|
Fortunately, the rest of the day got better, and just kept getting better. We passed ruins of an 8 mile long water system that used to carry water for a mining operation. The trail went by interpretive signs, but Farwalker showed us some additional cool features down an unmarked side trail. Interesting to contemplate the engineering that went into moving all this water over such a long distance so many years ago.
|Santa Rita Mining and Water Company Pipeline|
|FOUND A ROPE SWING!!! YIPPEE!!! Photo by Jan.|
|Getting ready for a swim.|
|Jan goes through the rock passage.|
|Entering the forest.|
|Trees as barbed wire fences.|
|Trees and water!|
|Farwalker loves trees too!|
|Down, down, down.|
|Down the dirt road.|
|Farwalker says let's stop here, the sunset will be awesome. And it was!|
|Watching the light change to pink on the far mountaintops.|