Here is the track recorded by my Garmin GPS-III:
|Trail is initially sandy and flat|
|Looking to the left, seems quite verdant for southern Arizona|
|Climbing a little, looking back down towards the entrance|
|Trail gets a bit rocky towards the top of the first ridge|
|Higher still, peeking back through a gap|
|Looking up towards the second ridge|
|Past the ridge, there is shade from the near 100 degree fahrenheit heat|
|After the creek, I followed it up for about 10 minutes. Given the extension of summer into October, perhaps this is why I find no pools.|
|On the way back, it's after 6pm and the sun has already
disappeared below the horizon.
Put the LED headlamp on. Switch on the backlighting for the GPS screen. Keep an eye on the track already recorded by the GPS on the way up to verify sure we're still on route.
|Nearing 7 o'clock, it almost completely dark now, deep reds and just 15 minutes to go.|