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Picketpost
November 25, 2023
by Tamar Gottfried
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by Lin
group A
Trailblazers holding up the boulder by Picketpost. [photo by Lin]

A hearty group of Trailblazers convened at the Picketpost trailhead on the Saturday after Black Friday. After introduction of hikers old and new, we proceeded on a counterclockwise route around the mountain. We kept a brisk pace in the perfectly cool, but not too cool weather and took a break after passing the Arizona Trail junction.

Off
Arizona Trail to road path. [photo by Debbie]
Into
Into the canyon. [photo by Kevin]
Gals
Three of the gals on the hike. [photo by Kevin]
Exit
At the Arizona Trail junction. [photo by Lin]

We enjoyed the transition from desert to wash to riparian habitats and stopped to appreciate the fall colors remaining in Arnett canyon. After a break in the trees, we continued on our trail, reaching the trailhead in plenty of time to make our ways home for a late lunch. A happy non shopping day was had by all.

Way
Which way to go? [photo by Eunice]
Lunch
Done with our snack. [photo by Kevin]
Color
The trees are very colorful. [photo by Lin]
Path
This path is overgrown. [photo by Eunice]
Arch
Though the arch we go. [photo by Debbie]
Woods
Following the path though the woods. [photo by Eunice]
Burn
Time to exit the canyon into the burn scar. [photo by Eunice]
Home
Almost home. [photo by Lin]
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Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club, Phoenix, Arizona updated January 23, 2024
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