Hart Prairie - July 2011
With our overnighter backpack on the San Francisco Peaks "monsooned" (check out => http://hikearizona.com/photoset.php?ID=15952
), Larry and I had a hearty breakfast at Chez Squatpuke's and headed off to Hart Prairie...
First stop - Michelbach Ranch Ruins. This is my favorite hike on Hart Prairie with primo views, plenty of wildflowers, interesting wildlife, and scenic pioneer ruins.
Second stop - The Nature Conservancy - Hart Prairie Preserve (check out => http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/re ... eserve.xml
). I'd contacted Neil Chapman, Hart Prairie Preserve Manager, for permission to visit. I knew the routine (and look forward to another Work Weekend - hopefully during Fall Colours). After hiking the grounds, we broke out the BBQ to grill up some sweet Italian sausages with assorted snacks and beverages of choice. A light rain soon started signaling an end to our Hart Prairie hike.