Friday, March 17, 2023

Lone Mountain

 This morning I woke up at 6:30 and couldn't go back to sleep, so I did my brain games and then got up to see how the day looks.

Beautiful!  This is going to be a day to get outside and go on a hike.  Checked my Google and found a trail in the Usery Mountain Regional Park, just north of Apache Junction.  So nice there are so many trails within 15 miles of Kay's house.

This is what I have to listen to each morning as I sit down with my breakfast.  I believe they are Great tailed Grackles.

After coffee and breakfast, Yuma and I headed out in the Jeep at 11:30 to do some hiking.  Didn't take long and we were driving through the park.

We pulled into a very crowded parking lot.  Hiking the trails is a very popular exercise in this area.  And many are from out of state just like me.
In case I get lost.

Like to buy that house.

Other side of the Goldfield Mountains.  North side.

I slipped a number of times on the sandy trail, but as I got near the bottom coming back down, I managed to take a hard fall.  My feet and pole slipped from under me and I landed flat on my back.  Nothing broken, but I will probably be sore tonight.  Had about 8000 steps today and we arrived home around 2:30.  There were a number of mountains, so I wasn't sure which one was Lone Mountain, but I was certainly tired when I returned home and put my feet up.
Watching Gold Rush now and will have potatoes and pork chops with beans a little later.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. That was an awesome hiking trail. I'm sorry you fell, but you did get a lot of beautiful pictures. The one of the back side of Goldfield Mts. is super. I hope you're in one piece in the morning.

  2. Usery is our favorite of the Maricopa County Parks for a Cactus League trip. As you know it's well located for most things on the east side.
    Great pictures of the area.

  3. Wonderful pictures. I hope you sleep well and are ok tomorrow.

  4. They certainly do have some nice hiking trails near you!!! Hope you feel okay today.

  5. Love the trail, a few great views! Hope all is well today.