July 19 with Stephen and Camille

02 July, solo from First Water Trailhead

If you get up early enough, you can catch a worm like me. I got up really early, and arrived at the TH before it was light enough to hike. Here is the full moon setting:

with flash

no flash


looking west, as the sun rises behind me

remember Weaver’s Needle? from another direction!


I chose this route to hike the Black Mesa Trail. I had been on the part of this loop with Ajanta, part of it with Jaeda, but never had I been on the Black Mesa trail. It made a nice 9.1 mile loop, finished in 3:33, before the heat became unbearable.