I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.


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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Welcome Home Walk in the Weavers

01 Weaver Mts Yarnell AZ (800x600)

I went for a walk in the Weaver Mountains yesterday

02 Mike Weaver Mts Yarnell AZ (800x600)

with my true love.

03 Heart shaped prickly pear cactus Weaver Mts Yarnell AZ (800x599)

This would make for a prickly valentine.

04 Prickly pear cactus fruit Weaver Mts Yarnell AZ (800x591)

As did the luscious fruit

 05 Inside prickly pear cactus fruit Weaver Mts Yarnell AZ (800x600)

when I ate a small piece and got a tiny hair-fine spine in my tongue.

06 Two-trick into the Weaver Mts Yarnell AZ (800x583)

So nice to have this remote high desert place with a rarely used gravel two track within a mile of home.

07 Deer track Weaver Mts Yarnell AZ (800x600)

We didn’t walk alone.

08 Weaver Mts Yarnell AZ (800x600)

I’ve posted these dynamically carved ridges before (here and here).

09 Granite Weaver Mts Yarnell AZ (800x600)

Made up of granitic plutons exposed to the surface by the power of erosion over time.

10 Dried flowers against the sky Weaver Mts Yarnell AZ (800x600)

There are 4-9 acre lots for sale here that are priced sky high.

11 Two Ravens harrass a Redtail hawk above Weaver Mts Yarnell AZ (800x740)

But ya’ gotta’ have a dream.

12 Ravens in tree Weaver Mts Yarnell AZ (800x600)

We walked up to a different lot than last time.

13 View of Congress from Weaver Mts Yarnell AZ pano (800x147)

What a grand view of Congress in the valley about 2000 feet (609.6 m) below,

14 View of Congress & beyond from Weaver Mts Yarnell AZ (800x599)

and beyond perhaps 60 miles (96.5 km).

15 Vantage rock of Congress view Weaver Mts Yarnell AZ (800x578)

It may not be like looking into the Grand Canyon but from this vantage will do for a while.

16 Eroded granite along dry wash Weaver Mts Yarnell AZ (800x396)

Our return walk followed a dry wash where the old yet recent flows of water revealed its erosive power.

17 Bright galls on oak Weaver Mts Yarnell AZ (800x600)

It was a beautiful sunny afternoon for a walk in the high desert Weaver Mountains yet the bright ornament-like galls on this oak reminded me of Christmas coming.


Diane said...

You travel from one beautiful spot to another just as beautiful in a different way. I love prickly pear fruit but yes the prickles can be a problem!! Diane

Al said...

That looks like a wonderful place, and probably not too hot in the summer if it's that far above the valley. I'd enjoy living on one of those lots, but probably couldn't afford it!

Camels & Chocolate said...

I absolutely love your life and how every day incorporates some sort of amazing nature experience!

Sylvia K said...

What a gorgeous place! I love all your photos with their beautiful blue skies! Looks like a great place to hike and how cool that it is so near by! I'm so glad the two of you are able to enjoy the beauty together! Wonderful! Have a lovely weekend, Gaelyn!


blog with no name said...

That view would make for a good winter home... The piggies for neighbors... :) Lots of stone for building! :)

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Amazing, the raw power and beauty of nature. Ya don't see granitic plutons everyday, ya know. Stellar, Gaelyn!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You are so in touch with what is going on around you. I really admire that.

Diane AZ said...

Lovely area! Probably each time you visit the Weavers, you'll discover something new or beautiful.

Janie said...

You have great views and fine hiking territory close to your winter home. I'm surprised those sky high lots haven't become much more affordable during this real estate bust.
Ew, cactus spine in tongue does not sound good.

Firefly the Travel Guy said...

You are fortunate to have such a "wild" place so close to home. I agree, not quite the canyon, but at least you're not stuck in a city.

Barb said...

What a fabulous landscape near you! Your photos are wonderful, Gaelyn - I felt as though I was hiking with you. Ouch to the prickly pear!

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