Kay's Photo Journal - November 2015
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11/30/2015 Stewart Dam Petroglyphs, AZ - The Stewart Dam is located on the Salt River to make the Saguaro Lake. The petroglyphs are located above the dam and east side of the mountain slope, near the power poles. Nice view of the lake, dam and mountains from there.
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11/29/2015 Saguaro Lake Cruise, AZ - The tour boat called Desert Belle Cruises, 90 minutes of relaxing ride on the Saguaro Lake. Live Jazz two men band play nice music entire cruise. Water run into Saguaro lake from the Salt River, both sides of lake and river are wonderful rock formation to see it, even we saw four peaks.
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11/28/2015 Piestewa Peak, AZ (5 miles) - There are total five parking lots around the TH. It is very popular place to hike or fitness run. Little over one mile from parking lot to the summit, we hiked rounding mountains down loop, mainly #1 - #302 trails. The summit is rocky surface and 360 degrees of spectacular view.
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11/25/2015 Gillespie Dam Petroglyphs, AZ - After couple days of rest, I have visited this place again. Petroglyphs are located upper side of the cliff and below cliff is rocky, not easy to get to it, but there is a like trail does exist. View from there is very nice.
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11/22/2015 Gillespie Dam and Bridge, AZ - I was there to find out the petroglyphs, suppose to very nice petroglyphs exist. I was very tired from two days peak bagging and no energy left to finding petorglyphs, I'll find some other time. Instead I took photos of the bridge and dam.
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11/22/2015 Woolsey Peak, Arizona (2.6 miles) - From faraway view, it is impossible to climb up to the peak, too steep. When started to hike up, tons of rocks and no trail, impossible looking changed to possible. It was not easy because 1,900 ft vertical gain in 1.3 miles distance. At the top, there is a cuctus garden.
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11/21/2015 Mt Glenn, AZ - This mountain is one of the Arizona 2,000 ft Prominence Peaks, its my #6 out of 73 peaks. We have to climb up/down few side mountains, which we couldn't get any credits for. There are bushwhack at bigining and ending of trail.
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11/19/2015 Barrier Free Nature Trail, Phoenix, AZ - This nature trail exist in the town of Phoenix. The trail is not long, less than two miles but popular place people to walk around. There are few side trails beside the main nature trail.
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11/15/2015 Weaver Needle Loop, AZ (12.6 miles) - Official name of this hike was "Weaver Needle Loop with the Leprechaun". We hiked route #235-#234-#104-#102. At the morning, weather forcast predicted 30% of rain that turned out we were soaked at afternoon. The Weaver Needle view is changing by location of where to see it.
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11/13/2015 Sunrise Peak, AZ (4.5 miles) - Actual name of this hike was "Sunrise Trail to Hitching Post and Sunrise Peak", where hitching Post means horse post. This is my first hike in AZ as a resident of Phoenix. It was windy at time to time, but I enjoyed AZ trails and view.
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11/8/2015 Siella, Las Vegas, NV - Siella is Orelle's granddaughter, 14 months old. She is not shy for camera, every time try to take her photo, she smills for me. She is a good dancer with her favorite music. She is just like a sponge, she absorb everything that adults do. She has 150 designer dressess and her room is just like every girls dream room.
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11/7/2015 Black Tank Wash South Petroglyphs, Mojave National Preserve, CA - It is located by the Kelbaken Rd and Black Tank Wash area. The petroglyphs are located higher side of the cliff, there is a trail to go through. Not much but enough to enjoy the petroglyphs.
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11/6/2015 Teutonia Peak (Attempt), Mojave National Preserve, CA ( 3.5 miles) - I thought the trail takes me to the peak, but not, I guess less than 100 ft to go and lost trail. I need some more homework to do before try at next time. However view from the ridge is nice wide view.
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11/5/2015 Fortynine Palms Oasis, Joshua Tree National Park, CA (3.2 miles) - Well maintained trail to get to the Fortynine Palms Oasis. Beautiful and large palms in the delta area. Beside gorgeous palms, interesting rock formation here. There is no Joshua Tree around here, elevation need to be 3-5,000 ft high to Joshua Tree to grow.
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11/4/2015 Pine City, Joshua Tree National Park, CA - Nice rounded rocks surronding area that called a Pine City, I guess. There is no sign and I couldn't find one. I was expected ghost town or ruin of the city in the abundance of pine trees.
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11/3/2015 Ryan Ranch, Joshua Tree National Park, CA - Located close to the Ryan Campground. The view from the ranch location is just wonderful, rock formation surronding ranch is gorgeous, many people's dream to live in this location. Only left is a ruin.
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11/3/2015 Ryan Mountain, Joshua Tree National Park, CA (3 miles ) - Short distance but steep hike and go through many man-made rock stairs. At the peak, there is large cairn and people are adding more rocks, and nice wide view. We saw a tarantula at the peak.
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11/2/2015 Barker Dam, Joshua Tree National Park, CA - By the dam, there is good size of water. Joshua Tree National Park has a lot of rain in this year that ranger said. The pictograph and petroglyphs site is located higher side and seems to colors are not so old.
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11/2/2015 Hidden Valley, Joshua Tree National Park, CA - One ranger told me, there are petroglyphs in the Hidden Valley, but I couldn't find it. The loop of Hidden Valley is a nice trail hike surraonding by unique rounding Josha Tree rocks.
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11/1/2015 Eureka Peak, Joshua Tree National Park, CA (10 miles) - I did a loop from the California Riding and Hiking Trail - Fault Trail - Eureka Peak Trail - Burnt Hill Trail. Best Joshua Tree view was the Burnt Hill Trail. I didn't know that this peak was possible to drive up that only 200 yrd of hike to reach the peak.
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