My first visit to the burn area via Pima Canyon. There was no signage at the trail head warning not to venture beyond a certain distance so I was hopeful I could go the 3 miles on the trail where I could access a ravine that would lead me to Table Mountain. Thats it, upper left in the above image. Last time I hiked it, I thought the ravine needed a good burn as it had become densely vegetated.
At mile 2, I came to the burn area and a sign stating the trail was closed. A volunteer ranger had also warned me of the trail closure during my hike. He claimed the ask was 3-4" deep in places.
You don't realize how rock laden is the landscape when all the brush and trees are present but once they have burned, it gives a clear impression. I decided not to proceed farther so did not make it to the ravine leading up to Table.
I turned back and headed instead.....
....up the ridge that leads to the Cleaver. It was outside the burn area and good for hiking. Looking back to the floor of Pima Canyon. Alas....
....I was wearing shorts and did not want to push through a variety of nastiness so headed back to the trail head, finishing with about 4 miles. Well, headed to the Super for a big hike.