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.