|Top Down of First & Most Difficult 3rd Class Climb in Canyon 4A|
|Slot Narrows in Canyon 5A|
|Old Junk Dump from Mining Operations over the Years|
|Heading into Canyon 4A|
Instead of hiking down the road, we found the old road / trail that parallels SR 159 and it appeared that many hikers have used this way.
|Elevation Gain Begins|
Passing the truck road that goes up to the mine across the road, we saw where the next wash comes in. This was Canyon 4.
|Bottom Up of First & Most Difficult 3rd Class Climb in Canyon 4A|
|Passing Water-Carved Overhang|
|More Elevation Gain|
There was another level to the climb but it was a lot easier. In the next tenth of a mile, there were a few more really interesting climbs. One was a tri-level pour over!
|Three Part Dry Fall Climb (3rd part around corner at top)|
As the canyon climbed through the dry falls, it twisted and turned at the base of the tall walls adorned with multiple cacti.
|Three-Part Dry Fall Climb|
|Rita admires the Gorgeous Canyon 4A|
The Canyon 5A wash was at the bottom of the descent and we sat here in a little bit of shade for our break.
|Left Fork into Tortoise Memorial Wash|
After our break, we headed down to the left wondering what we would find. It started easily enough!
|Old Radio, Survey Marker, Recently deceased Tortoise, & Hubcap / Chair Still Life|
|Nearing Truck Road in Tortoise Memorial Wash|
|Old Mine Road parallel to Truck Road|
It was clear that other hikers had used the barrel to get through the gap. This is where we took our "group" photo.
|Long Drop into Canyon 5A|
Canyon 5A turned out to be a very fun canyon. I liked it better than the beautiful Canyon 5 that we had explored only recently. But, it isn't as long.
|View down Canyon 5A|
|Huge Mohave Yucca|
It was a beautiful day. When we exited the canyon on the trail, a nice breeze hit us to cool us off.
|Fun Dry Fall Descent - One of Many|
We followed the trail above the canyon wash but didn't pass anymore bikers.
|Double Trouble having a Barrel of Fun|
|Bike Trail Junction in Canyon 5|