Black Mesa - Salt River Wilderness
April 29, 2012

Black Mesa as seen from state highway AZ-288

The old truss bridge over the Salt River

The lovely wilderness in which we camped

On the hike, the road goes up the mesa. Still early morning

Another uphill shot, about 3,900 feet

The summit area

Summit and benchmark (inset)

View of Salt River

More Salt River

Wonderful views from the top!

Pan shot as I descend. That's Aztec Peak back there

Another view

More looking down views

Four Peaks, Lake Roosevelt and the Sierra Ancha country

Coming back to my truck

Snakes and Flowers

A diamondback rattler decided my truck tire was a good place to hang

Beth took this photo using the zoom feature sitting inside the truck

Hedgehog cactus bloom


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