After spending the morning driving out FR422 to where the AZT turns off to the west, rebuilding the cairn marking that turn as well as taking a short hike out on AZT#21 and taking in the views west, we decided on a hike in the other direction to compare them with the views over Tonto Basin and Roosevelt Lake.
So after a drive of some distance south on FR422 we turned off on FR463 and followed it to FR422A which we followed to its terminus. From there we hiked just far enough out on the Denton Trail for the views over Roosevelt Lake.
The clear skies and a nice breeze made for a pleasant hike. We encountered numerous reasonably fresh elk tracks almost wherever we wandered but none were to be seen. (I've seen them here in the past)
While wandering onto the last overlook over the lake eagle-eye Tracey found a single potsherd. Alas, it was the only one.
On the return trip we climbed up and scampered on a number of large boulders which presented some great views. Near the end of our hike we passed by a cluster of boulders that were ripe for the imagination... see the photoset.
I posted 25 photos on HAZ, the full set of 36 are here: