This is a tame section of the road into the trailhead
Folks heading out onto the trail
We followed some trail and walked down a few canyon washes as we made out way down the trail. The plan was to make it to the remnants of an old frontier jail and then into a small slot canyon.
One of the washes we hiked down
The landscape changed a lot from some underbrush, trees and shrubs to open areas with numerous cactus and rock formations.
After about 2 miles of hiking we made it to the frontier jail. Which actually I don't think is a frontier jail after looking at the structure.
What do you think?
This is an area where a lot of mining took place years ago so the structure could be a place where a miner made his home.
Then we headed over to the slot canyon. This slot canyon is pretty small and not very high walls. The slot is about 30 feet long and we had to climb up the wall at the end to get out.
All in all it was interesting to be in the slot, tight quarters and twists and turns. I hope I get the chance to hike in some deeper slots in the future.
It was a nice hike back after we stopped and had some nourishment. The scenery is so incredible and I just can't get enough of it. You would think that seeing s many cactus and shrubs it would get boring but it doesn't. Here are some more photos to enjoy.
Great views from the trail
The Master Hiker :-)
Dead Tree photo
Teddy Bear Cholla
It turned out to be a great morning with some new friends. I look forward to more hikes and new places. The desert is really a beautiful place to be. Until next time.