username
X
password
register help
show related photosets
DESTINATION
Mount Ord from Slate Creek TH
89 Photosets

2019-10-23  
2019-05-25  
2019-04-16  
2019-03-31  
2019-03-19  
2019-01-01  
2018-10-06  
2018-07-14  
2018-07-14  
2018-03-31  
2017-12-03  
2017-11-18  
2017-09-30  
2017-09-04  
2017-07-07  
2017-06-03  
2017-05-06  
2017-04-13  
2017-03-02  
2016-12-26  
1,  2,  3,  4,  5  
mini location map2017-05-06
20 by photographer avatarrayhuston
photographer avatar
page 1   2
 
Mount Ord from Slate Creek THPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 06 2017
rayhuston
Hiking15.22 Miles 4,075 AEG
Hiking15.22 Miles   5 Hrs   20 Mns   3.05 mph
4,075 ft AEG      21 Mns Break
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
The Eagle once told me that this hike "is the easiest 4000 feet in Arizona." I didn't have a lot of time today so I wanted to get the most bang for my buck. Why not give Ord a shot.

The first thing that came to mind as I ascended the lower section of the mountain was how nice it was to not have to worry about your footing; just get in a groove and head up the mountain. I'm not a fan of road hiking, but this was nice. Brilliant blue skies above, green terrain all around me, occasional wild flowers and...a black rattler a couple of miles from the top. It was stretched out catching some rays near the right side of the road as I was coming down. It almost caught this Ray, too, but was nice enough to alert me while I was still a couple of steps away. I thought it was a tree branch on the side of the road. Oops.

This was an enjoyable hike that I will surely do again. It's a great workout, too.
Flora
Flora
Coulter's Lupine
wildflower observationwildflower observationwildflower observationwildflower observationwildflower observation
Wildflowers Observation Isolated
_____________________
HAZ Member
rayhuston's
224 Photosets

  2017-06-11
  2017-05-13
  2017-05-07
  2017-05-06
  2017-04-30
  2017-04-02
  2017-04-01
  2017-03-25
  2017-03-14
  2017-03-04
  2017-02-20
  2017-02-17
  2017-02-16
  2017-02-14
  2017-02-07
  2017-02-04
  2017-01-28
  2017-01-21
  2017-01-16
  2017-01-14
1,  2,  3,  4,  5,  6,  7,  8 ... 12  
help comment issue

end of page marker