Sunday, January 22, 2012

Pittsburgh Wash Hike

[Near Lake Havasu City, AZ]
Today was pretty much an excellent day to hike: overcast skies and temperatures in the 60's.

I learned today that this is a Palo Verde tree which is very common here.  Like most plants around here it also has thorny branches.

There were a number of dry waterfalls in the wash but this was the only one that I took the trail bypass instead of just climbing up it.
Had I kept going I would have gotten to the abandoned Pittsburgh Mine about a half mile further.  But since I'd gotten a bit of a late start I decided to make this high spot overlooking the Havasu foot hills and Lake Havasu my end point.

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