I don’t consider Wynston and I to be “hikers.” Although we enjoy hiking, I have to keep strenuous activity to a minimum due to my osteoarthritis. Typically I come across trails that I’m interested in while exploring wilderness areas. That’s how I found Butcher Jones Trail. Wynston and I were visiting Butcher Jones rec area when I noticed a trail head off the coast of the beach. When we decided to hike the trail a week later, we weren’t disappointed. The dog-friendly Butcher Jones Trail is an intermediate hike which offers breathtaking views.
When I say a hike is difficult, that could mean something different to a really experienced hiker. I have a bad hip and small dogs, but I try to be reasonable when ranking the ease of hikes. I figure that most people have two good hips LOL. Either way, the Peach Loop Trail in Payson, AZ was moderately easy for a majority of the hike. Toward the end when we literally had to fall down the side of a mountain, it became super adventurous…and dangerous.
I’m not in the best shape. Looking at me, you may think otherwise, but I’m definitely out of shape. Let’s just say I need to do more cardio, but right now I’m limited due to some issues with my right hip. Anyways, I’ve been telling Matt that I want to spend more time exploring our beautiful state because nature bring us both so much serenity. After asking some of my friends for suggestions, Matt and I took the three dogs to the Pine Trailhead in Pine, AZ. It was easy, quick and perfect.
Today Matt and I took McKenzie Rae, Khloee and Wynston to the Superstition Wilderness area to check out a new trail. We chose to try the Hieroglyphic Trail, as it was said to be a fairly easy, short hike. Well, it turned out to be not so easy.