|I have enjoyed hikes with these guys for several decades|
The hike was advertised to be around five miles (but turned out to be more like six and a half) and a couple hundred feet up and down over rolling desert terrain. The area is a magnet for local mountains bikers, folks so intent on staying on their bikes that they seem to miss seeing anything beyond a three–foot radius of the front of their handlebars. We spent a good part of the morning hollering “bike coming up in the rear!” and edging off the trail so as not to be bowled over by those very handlebars barreling up behind us.
|Working off that turkey dinner!|
|Riprap stabilizes the banks of the Santa Clara River|
|A small dam spans the Santa Clara River, most likely for irrigation purposes|
|Black basalt riprap stabilizes the banks of the Santa Clara River - for now|
|Slickenside on sandstone|