Monday, April 15, 2013
Pine Mountain - Verde Rim
Matt, Ryan and I began hiking around 9:15am Sunday morning on one of those perfect spring days with plenty of shade and a nice breeze. The moderate grade and well signed trails made this one seem effortless after all the off-trail hiking we've been doing over the past couple months. This area sees little visitation leaving the trails all to us. Well, except for the deer, squirrels and birds. There's a primitive campground at the trailhead that would provide a nice oasis from the summer heat resting at 5,000ft and completely shaded. I have a feeling I'll be back here soon enough.