Saturday, September 13, 2014

Mt. Elden

September 11, 2014
Mt. Elden via Elden Lookout Trail (9,298 ft.)
~6.4 miles roundtrip, 2300 ft. elevation

Hiked up Mt. Elden yesterday with an old friend from Georgia, Kristen, who happens to live in Arizona too. It took us about an hour and half to get up and an hour to get down.

Looking to the northwest towards the San Francisco Peaks
Proof.
The Greater Short-horned Lizard; Usually dwells in arid mountains between 9,000-11,000 ft. elevation
Alligator Juniper tree; Unique to Arizona, New Mexico, and Northern Mexico