Thursday, January 12, 2012 – FR 4085l and FR4203F – Georgetown Rd
Helen, Elsa, Cody and I drove out Highway 152 to Georgetown Rd. There are plenty of forest roads out there to explore. This is a nice, hilly area on a cloudy, chilly day. We were able to watch the Santa Rita mines in the distance a good part of the way. We saw interesting rock formations on the trail. We walked over smooth, flatter rock/boulders that had other rocks stuck in them. A geologist would be able to explain how these formations got here. Tonight I’m going to my first Rockhound meeting, so I may get a few clues then. I am going to bring some of the rocks I collected to see if anyone can tell me what I’ve got.
I was very pleased that Helen noticed that I am getting in better shape, stopping less, less out of breathe. I, too, noticed that a few hikes back. And my leg muscles are tight and strong. I am ready to do a few longer hikes – 4-6 hours or more. In a few weeks I’ll put that plan into action.
4.32 miles / 2.25 hours
32 down / 68 to go
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