We hiked this loop clockwise, starting out at Picketpost Trailhead then
turning off to hike the trail along Arnett Creek.
It had been five days since this area had any rain, so the creek should
be fairly dry, right?
Well, we did 11 creek crossings and everyone got their feet wet.
The trail was completely wiped out in several places!
But everyone was a trooper as we trudged down the canyon following
the creek, finally reaching a road that would take you up to the Apache
Tears mine. That will be another time and place to hike to.
For now we are doing the perimeter. The trail takes off across
the creek and to the right, on the east side of Picketpost Mountain.
When we reach the halfway point of our hike, we stop for lunch by
some pools with small waterfalls.
As we get ready to continue our hike after lunch, we are joined by
three riders heading the opposite way.
We feed the animals our apple cores.