username
X
password
register help
show related photosets
Ford - Willow - Mesquite Loop & Waterfall, AZ
mini location map2019-02-02
12 by photographer avatarjoebartels
photographer avatar
 
Ford - Willow - Mesquite Loop & Waterfall, AZ 
Ford - Willow - Mesquite Loop & Waterfall, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 02 2019
joebartels
Hiking13.17 Miles 2,019 AEG
Hiking13.17 Miles   5 Hrs   49 Mns   2.42 mph
2,019 ft AEG      23 Mns Break6 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
Route Scout GPS Route Recorded on Route Scout View
Entrance station lady was a bubbly delight.

Ford Canyon
Enjoyed the stroller portion below Waddell for the first time. I'm a desert enthusiast so YMMV

Going around the dry fall in Ford Canyon was more involved than memory served. It's been 18 years since I went up & 7 since descending with the world famous @fricknaley

Willow Canyon
Lots of Asian mustard. Must be tasty, later on we passed a group of horses eating in up!

Early lunch on boulders near the lower pool at Willow Springs.

Waterfall Trail
OMG Becky, rap guys' girlfriends to families galore!

Got to admit, this hike on this trail, today, was an experience.
Bruce elbowed past the crowd while I patiently waited in a short line to get to the moist waterfall.

The wide sidewalk back down would be one hell of a skateboard ride with a boombox and Spideylegs in tow!

Synopsis
Per usual, once I get into a White Tanks hike I enjoy it. Interesting to see the urban & agriculture change west of the 101 I never see.
Named place
Named place
Willow Spring - White Tanks
wildflower observationwildflower observationwildflower observationwildflower observationwildflower observation
Wildflowers Observation Substantial
Poppies the masses seek are substantial mid Mesquite.

Light to moderate on Ford & Willow.
Waterfall Trail is isolated.

Asian Mustard, Brittlebush, Buckwheat, Desert Globe Mallow, Goldeneye, Coulter's Lupine, Canyon Ragweed, Out Clover, Gooding Verbena, Tamarisk, Wiry Lotus

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max White Tanks Falls Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
several ounces per minute

dry Willow Spring - White Tanks Dry Dry
spring is dry
the two nearby pools were +50% full
_____________________
- joe
HAZ Member
joebartels'
1,034 Photosets

  2019-03-16
  2019-03-10
  2019-03-09
  2019-03-02
  2019-02-23
  2019-02-16
  2019-02-10
  2019-02-07
  2019-02-02
  2019-01-29
  2019-01-26
  2019-01-22
  2019-01-19
  2019-01-12
  2019-01-05
  2019-01-04
  2018-12-29
  2018-12-22
  2018-12-12
  2018-12-08
1 ... 3,  4,  5,  6,  7,  8,  9 ... 52  
help comment issue

end of page marker