Idaho-Bulldog Loop; Goldfield Mountains, March 5, 2019 GPS Map

Although I’ve done this hike many times, I always see something new. It has the best scenery per mile! I managed to start before sunrise, but didn’t know how far down the trail I would be when the sun came up.

The Wolverine Pass Trail is hard to follow north of its junction with the horse trail to Dome Mountain Trailhead. This time, horse tracks were helpful until they turned left to follow the power line. Eventually I found the Wolverine Pass Trail again, and followed it to FR 10.

Lots of green with the recent rain we’ve had. Flowers were blooming.

Twice I heard distant voices, but didn’t see anyone. FR 10 had light recreational traffic. I met a group of eight horseback riders on the Deer Tanks Trail, then later I met two more.


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Silhouette of the Road Runner.
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Ocotillo in the pre-dawn light.
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Three Musketeers.
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An arch near Idaho Access.
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Early morning in the southern Goldfields.
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Where there’s quartz, there might be gold.
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Saguaros marching by Coyote Rock.
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The sky was clear.
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Antheropeas lanosum - White Easterbonnets
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Phacelia crenulata - Cleftleaf Wildheliotrope
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The north half of the Wolverine Pass Trail is hard to find.
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Dome Mountain and a nearby rock formation.
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Peak 3269 and a nearby rock formation.
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I was once growing.
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Dry waterfall by the horse trail.
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Dome Mountain, from the north end of the horse trail.
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Draba cuneifolia - Wedgeleaf Draba
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Erodium cicutarium - Redstem Stork’s Bill
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Lesquerella gordonii - Gordon’s Bladderpod
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Poppies, everywhere.
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Natural desert garden in Bulldog Canyon.
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The rock had a smile like a big crocodile.
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I was taken by surprise by a pair of roguish eyes.
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Looks like salt water taffy, but it tastes like rock.
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Foliated hillside and Peak 3108.
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Idaho-Bulldog Arch.
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The lichens are bright and cheerful.
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I try not to get carried away taking pictures of Peak 3269.
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Hill with a great view, near Idaho Pass.
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Rocks, Teddy bears, and saguaros along the Deer Tanks Trail.
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Bulldog Ridge was formed by vulcanism.
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Eschscholzia californica ssp. mexicana - California Poppy
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School colors, my lad.
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All red.
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The narrows of Idaho Canyon.
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Like a bird in a gilded cage.
arroyo
There’s one more arroyo to cross.

  More Hike Pictures updated March 6, 2019