January 10, 2012
Florence Junction, AZ
We explored two difficult trails southeast of Florence Junction, AZ and northeast of Florence. The “Jack Handle” trail was highlighted by the squeeze through the obstacle nicknamed Jack’s Crack. It appeared to be solid rock and is barely wide enough to squeeze through. It was a short, narrow canyon with little room to maneuver with many rock obstacles.
Our second trail on Ajax had a tough obstacle as Jayne demonstrated how it is done. The trail followed a rocky creek bottom with large boulders and narrow passages.
While both trails took us through some rocky washes and stream beds we also rode the high ridges. This is a shot of the group as we brought up the rear descending the high ridge after a restful lunch with a panoramic view