Thursday, I spent the afternoon going along the Watershed Trail, on the northwestern flank of Spruce Mountain, in the Bradshaw Range. It was 6 miles, round trip, and gave me a fair workout. This is the second of the three hikes I have planned in the north section of the Bradshaws. I think the last one, Homestead Trail, will wait until I have my project for my online course put to paper. That will be a victory lap, of sorts. Mt. Union/Mt. Davis are also in the same range, and will be Sunday’s focus, weather permitting.
Here are some shots, which are also in my Prescott Area Hikes album. The first one has a sign, that is a bit faded.
The foundation of the old cabin makes a great water trough.
On the northeast ridge, one may view Mingus Mountain, and beyond it, the San Francisco Peaks.
There’s no snow on top of this old smoky, but the transmission lines run from Phoenix to Flagstaff, by way of this wilderness.
Two-tones sure are beautiful.