The descent from Mt Ord was beautiful, yet tough on the knees and lower back.
Trekking poles aided many of us in completion of our hike back to the wash.
Cars far below travelling the Beeline Highway resembled metallic boxes glistening
in the sun, yet it was nice, for a time, to not hear their bustle and commotion.
Mt Ord has much variance in vegetation along the trail. The vistas, even prior
to the summit, are utterly amazing; as one can see Four Peaks, and a large portion
of the Mazatzal Wilderness, along with the Mogollon Rim rising majestic on the
A very warm thank you to all who conquered this 7,129 foot mountain with me!
We hiked 8 hours, 19 minutes, accomplishing 16.63 miles, with an elevation
gain of 4,235 feet!
The hikers were Tom, Michael, Terry, Michelle, Li, Janet, and me.
What an awesome post-Grand Canyon adventure!