username
X
password
register
for free!
help
show related photosets
Pine Mountain - Rock Tank, AZ
mini location map2021-04-10
8 by photographer avatarBiFrost
photographer avatar
 
Pine Mountain - Rock Tank, AZ 
Pine Mountain - Rock Tank, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 10 2021
BiFrost
Hiking5.47 Miles 1,707 AEG
Hiking5.47 Miles   4 Hrs   54 Mns   1.12 mph
1,707 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Partners partners
slowandsteady
It has been a few years since we hiked Pine Mountain near Four Peaks. Of course, the Bush fire ravaged the area so we were really curious to see what survived. We could have summited this from the Ballantine TH side but feeling less energetic we hiked it from the ridgeline and drove in from El Oso Tonto Basin side.

With the drive we didn’t start the hike until about 945 but it’s short hike so we had plenty of time. That being said the trail conditions were not very good. The trail pre fire was borderline but as we found out after the fire non existent for most of the hike. Before heading for Pine Mtn we made a side trip to Rock Tank which was spared a little from the fire. Plenty of water in the rocky creek bottom and nice to see the small pools with happy frogs croaking away. After a break we headed for the summit.

There is a nice stand of ponderosa pines on the north slope of Pine Mtn that survived but it was very patchy at best. Once on the summit we enjoyed a good lunch with views of Four Peaks across the way. Lunch break done we headed back down to the vehicle. Depressing to see so much of this area burnt to a crisp but I tried to just enjoy the parts that didn’t :)
_____________________
2 archives
HAZ Member
BiFrost's
550 Photosets

  2021-07-31
  2021-07-24
  2021-07-05
  2021-07-04
  2021-07-04
  2021-07-03
  2021-06-20
  2021-06-19
  2021-06-12
  2021-06-05
  2021-05-31
  2021-05-30
  2021-05-29
  2021-05-22
  2021-05-15
  2021-04-24
  2021-04-17
  2021-04-10
  2021-04-05
  2021-04-04
1,  2,  3,  4,  5 ... 28  
helpcommentissue

end of page marker