A group of about 12-13 hikers gathered at the Spur Cross Conservation Area to hike the Skull Mesa trail. Depending on which Web site you click on – the mileage for the Skull Mesa hike varies from 12 miles round trip to 14 miles round trip. This hike has four different terrains and rated difficult BUT well-worth it! The daytime temperature was in the low 70s, clear sky and an ever-so-light breeze. Following are photos I managed to capture during the hike. Enjoy!!
The “start” of Skull Mesa Hike
On the way to the trail head
Lots of elevation
An Arizona wildlife monitoring camera used to capture images of wildlife: mountain lions, jaguars, etc. The trail camera will detect movement, and then snap a photo. Images are stored and retrieved by wildlife officials. Following is a photo of a typical “watering hole” for wildlife.
A lunch break at the top of Skull Mesa
A view of the Valley from the top of Skull Mesa