Sunday March 18, 2018 Queen Canyon Kofa NWR Arizona
Ridge top trail
The plan for the day was to hike up the ridge top trail that goes up Indian Canyon about a half mile past the Indian Skull Cave on the Queen Canyon road.
I started out about 11:30. The wind was cool and gusty, but I was hoping it’d warm up a bit as it did yesterday.
Off with a stick
I was warmed by some guys the other day that did the trail that a stick would be good to keep from slipping on the way down so I took my black bamboo stick with me and a flashlight and I was off starting here were I’m camped with my van.
Can’t tell where the trail goes
Can’t find the where the trail goes
I followed several trails that dead ended and just couldn’t find a way through.
Piled rocks mark the trail
Going cross country
Checking out the cave
Finding a route down
I continued cross country below the cave. I had to get down through here, but I couldn’t get through some spots and had to retrace my way and try some other routes until I was able to get through here.
I got back to the van about three. It took about an hour and a half to get up the trail just below the ridge top.
I was beat so a nap was in order and that was my day as I explored the trail to the top.
I needed the walking stick
It wasn’t too hard getting up as far as I got. The walking stick the guy recommended helped out a lot and kept me from falling on my butt more than once.
Nice day even if I didn’t get to the top.