Ridgeback Mountain
August 12, 2016

From the parking lot

Now on the trail, the sun still low

Closing in on the top

Northwest view of more hills

Northeast view of Skull Mesa

The summit and my shirt and pack

Southeast view of the McDowell Mountains and the parking area

As I descend

One more shot as I exit

The End of an Era

This was my last hike with my trusty truck, a 2001 Nissan Frontier that I purchased brand new back in February 2001. I had put on 254,000 miles on it, and it had held up remarkably well. It has had two timing belts, the clutch went only a year ago, the transmission has never been a problem. I bought it when I was a member of the Central Arizona Mountain Rescue team, needing a good 4-wheel drive vehicle. It performed well for me.

Thanks, Mr. Truck, for the memories :).


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