Our Saturday morning ride up the Vulture Mountain Trail turned into a great trail ride with some good hiking mixed in.
The Vulture Mountain Trial is about 13 miles long and runs between Morristown on Hwy 60 and Vulture Mine Road in Wickenburg. It crosses the Hassayampa river and then BLM Land. Note that the river was dry in this area when we went. The main trail is easy/moderate and some of the side tracks are fun to explore with some more challenging obstacles. There was however a lot of brush and the occasional nial-on-a-chalk-board sound that we all love! The main trial follows several washes running in and out of them so it turned out to be a nice mix of terrain to keep you on your toes with some larger rocks to get over, soft washouts to get through and steep climbs to get up.
Since in was just my brother-in-law and I in one vehicle we decided to explore a bit more and try our hand at Geocaching, www.geocaching.com. It's kind of like looking for buried treasure except the treasure is usually worthless but the hunt is the fun part. Out of 3 caches we looked for we could only find 1, it's a lot harder than I thought it would be!
A few cool highlights, pictured:
A big owl that came flying out of a mine shaft and flew about two feet over my head!
The Geocache treasure
A big cave
And the amazing views!