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Pivot Rock Canyon Day Hike
Mogollon Rim
May 30, 2015
by Ted Tenny
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Eight of the Trailblazers’ finest set out from Pivot Rock Trailhead on a warm spring day. Our hike was in two parts. The first was a bushwhack in the side canyons to look for Cyd’s famous rock with a face. Her picture shows a canyon with steep rock walls and pools of water.

Well, these canyons have a few boulders here and there, sloping sides with forest carpet that is thick in places, and lots of fallen trees. We went up one canyon, across a ridge to the next, and along the ridge to get a good view of the canyons on both sides. The rock with a face is somewhere else.

rocks
Lizard and Turtle rocks cautiously watch our progress.
rock
Where’s the water? The steep rock sides?

The second part of our hike was a delightful trail walk to the pioneer’s cabin. Clouds rolled in to shade us and a cool breeze refreshed us as we followed the trail from one side of Pivot Rock Canyon to the other.

The pioneer’s cabin is still there. We enjoyed our lunch on a log, then divided into several groups for the walk back to the trailhead. I chose the wildflower route.

rock
This stone isn’t rolling, gathers moss.
holes
The insects are very systematic around here.
hikers
Jori, Tamar, Jim, Arturo, George, Rudy, Dave
v
Arturo’s WB7ATA new Q.T.H.
Ted
Ted serves as building inspector. [photo by Dave]
cabin
Methinks the pioneer’s cabin needs roof repair.
lunch
Lunch on a log: Tamar, Jori, Rudy, Arturo, George, Dave, Jim.
yellow
Senecio salignus - Barkley’s Ragwort
white
Erigeron divergens - Fleabane
white
Cuscuta indecora - Largeseed Dodder
purple
Marina parryi - Parry Dalea [photo by Dave]
yellow
Thermopsis pinetorum - Spreadfruit Goldenbanner
yellow
Penstemon confertus - Yellow Penstemon

From now on, someone else can look for the rock with a face.


Hike Statistics, by Jim Buyens
Total Distance:6.7miles
Starting Time:9:21AM
Moving Time:3:33hrs:min
Stopped Time:0:18hrs:min
Duration:3:51hrs:min
Finishing Time:1:13PM
Avg. Speed Moving:1.9mph
Avg. Speed Overall:1.7mph
Starting Elevation:6,924ft
Minimum Elevation:6,772ft
Maximum Elevation:7,139ft
Total Ascent:541ft
Calories:441
Starting Temperature:73°
Finishing Temperature:81°
Jim
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updated September 15, 2018