Geronimo Head Group Hike


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Our group of six arrived within the city of Tortilla Flat at 8am and located ample parking. At this hour, the saloon/restaurant and different companies had not but opened however quickly, discovering a parking spot can be a problem.  We received on to a faint social path and commenced a reasonably steep climb. 
What wonderful views to the north as we climb increased, getting a take a look at St. Rt. 88, aka Apache Path.
We shut on the primary of a number of ridges.
Nice views!
At a second ridge I word that the “Fragile Arch” isn't any extra. I pointed its basis to the group and questioned what led to its demise.  Within the distance, a 3rd ridge to realize however first we'd drop, keep to the left of the huge center formation after which climb….
….a lot of it by a slim ravine.  
A gap to our proper gave superior views to the west.  Upon gaining the third ridge, we dropped right into a bouldery ravine and adopted it for awhile earlier than breaking out onto a left face slope.
There was no path to observe, simply average bushwhacking, throughout which I nearly stepped on the above, non venomous snake.
Our route adopted a reverse C form and ultimately, our vacation spot, Geronimo Head on the left.  From this angle, very nondescript however upon reaching it….
….wow!  One might keep right here for hours and simply gaze on all that's supplied for our viewing pleasure.  
We drop our packs and take a effectively deserved break.  The principle spotlight of this hike after all is…..
….trying down on Battleship Mountain, the yellow coloured formation within the heart.  The ship is climbed on the left however from the opposite facet after which the true enjoyable begins as hikers work their solution to the far proper.  What nice enjoyable that's.
Because the group lounged, I used to be enthusiastic about taking a unique means again to the aforementioned third ridge the place we'd discover the social path to steer us to the path head.  Wanting on the above picture, I might make out a two 12 months previous burn space that I assumed would offer simpler strolling so we gathered our issues and headed for it. 
We stayed excessive above the boulder stuffed ravine however ultimately needed to drop into it and thus started a enjoyable, boulder hopping expertise.  We received again on the social path and completed our 5.8 mile, 1900′ elevation achieve hike.  Then….
….being thirsty and hungry, we entered a restaurant and went….
….stomach as much as the bar the place I sat instantly throughout from an Ohio license plate, my residence state.  
Heading again to the parking space, we handed what claims to be a stage coach from the early 1900's.  Wow, how uncomfortable should it have been to take a seat in that.


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