McKinney Roughs (Day 2 of 2)

I don't condone damage to the vegetation, but I did find this somewhat humorous.
User: Blaze - 4/28/2013

Location: McKinney Roughs - Southern Loop

Rating: 2point5stars
Difficulty: 2stars  Solitude: 2stars
Miles Hiked: 7.60 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 hours, 20 minutes


This is the log of the 2nd day of group hiking in the McKinney Roughs Nature Park.  The first day log can be found here.

This hiked occurred on a Sunday, when the Visitor's Center is closed, so we started at the "Hwy 71 Trailhead" about 1/2 mile east of the main entrance.

There are various trails running through the area as a "tangled mess".  We were not able to hike the Pine Ridge Trail, however, since it was closed to tree maintenance.  I found these trails to be even rockier than the ones from the previous day, but I had my trusty hiking stick to help me maintain balance.  There were a lot of wildflowers in bloom, as well as some very pretty, blooming cacti.  There are some rolling hills throughout the park so you get some elevation training and cardio work.

Log Photos
Beautiful Rocks
Colorado River
Rock Climbing Tower
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