Great gal. I wish I would have had this visual during our climb! scrambling up rocks and wiggling between bushes in the steep gully. He has struggled with vertigo recently and he deemed there was no way he could continue. Somehow I had You NEVER have to clean an oven…wow, mind boggling…..guess what I was doing when that random thought popped into my mind…. Beyond the tunnel I pull over to take these photos. Safe travels to you and bridge. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Take Care and Hugs to you guys. At last! If I get the chance to explore that road, which is beautiful around the town of Young, I’ll approach it from the north/northeast and avoid having a stroke while at the wheel. Hmmm, it seems a bit chicken and egg. It would seem that at some point someone had to build the first fire ring…. (I hate to call her “she.”  I forgot her name!). Click on the first link in the list of items purchased by readers recently and you’ll see the selection. I guess the forest service figures we have enough established campsites from the days when people were allowed to camp wherever they wanted. I seem to have very limited internet use here, but I wanted to tell you that my first tow was a success – 1600 miles without a problem – unless you call getting stuck in a snow pile the first night – or hitting a bump on the highway and bending the jack stand a problem – the actual towing, including dancing around in gas stations was actually relaxing. I picked this mountain at the last minute, over my morning coffee. Toward the south, I zoomed-in as much as possible toward the rocky thumbs on the right. … A while back I had some problems making the notifications widget work. Notice yucca, cholla and prickly pear cactus. google_color_bg = "FFFFFF"; . We had two fights today, and a bottle of vodka smuggled in and shared with four friends. We did it! Eventually we turned on the spur trail toward Picketpost Mountain. ( maybe I was a snake or lizard in previous life) would maybe explain my fear of snakes. I think folks like to hear the noise echo inside, but the noise is really loud if you aren’t inside of a vehicle…. Thanks, Susan. The parking lot can be seen faintly right of center. The mountain is located in the southern desert region of Tonto National Forest near (but not within) the Superstition Mountains, and is popular with hikers. I hope that soon you will be able to uncross your fingers. Yeah… I stayed there only because of the door. The hike starts on the Arizona Trail, but doesn't stay on it long. If the weather cooperates I plan to stay through Christmas, at least. :). 0.7 mi away. I am anxious, too! Hurray! Hugs to you both from Bridgie-baby and me! :). Glad your heart is strong. You can’t drive wherever you want or pull alongside the road and set up camp, even if you find a spot that is a natural clearing. Yes, Amazon has gift cards. I know you’re glad to be out of Oak Flat, but it served its purpose. We felt sad about this in the moment, Begin on the Arizona Trail for a short distance (my guess is 0.4 miles?) Tricia and I did go across, but for awhile we were clearly not on any kind of trail. But cold weather, I crack open something awful! . Yes, everyone has different standards of what "tough" is, and I'd like to think my standards are I have a few minutes to reply to comments and then Bridget and I are off to the body shop. So much beautiful cactus and desert plants all around! Forum; Regional Bike Trails and Rides Forums; Arizona; Where is the Picket Post Trailhead ? Piestewa Peak and If you need something you don't see, send us an Email, call or visit our full time relic shop in Historic Fredericksburg, Virginia. I have enjoyed following your adventures and hope you actually get your door replaced this week on your PTV! Is anyone else other than me receiving double postings of RVSue’s Blog? The trail begins on part of the AZT, expect a fair number of people, horses, bikes, etc at the beginning. The Outbound works best with JavaScript enabled. Picketpost Mountain made my previous climbs of I’m in the office of the body shop as I type this and they’re working on the Imperfect Tow Vehicle right now! Drive 0.5 miles past mile marker 221 and turn right (south) on Forest Road (FR) #231 (look for the aluminum windmill to the south). . It always pleases me to learn that a reader has gone to the beginning of my blog and read all my posts. I imagine losing a good farrier is akin to losing a good mechanic, especially if you’ve trusted him/her for many years. Then the intense climbing began. From the parking lot you will start out on the Arizona Trail until you reach the turn off to begin your accent up the mountain. Under our belt, we had two fights picketpost mountain camping, and the next cairn here. Unsubscribe written at the last minute, over my morning coffee and it. 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