Spillway and Signal Wash Trails – it’s S Day!


It’s S Day – and I went on a 5.5 mile hike yesterday over Spillway and Signal Wash trails!  Hopefully this means my motivation is back!  🙂

The thing about both of these trails is that you actually have to hike Blevins Trail to get to Spillway Trail, and then you can hike Spillway to Signal Wash trail.  But to get back to your vehicle, you’ll have to hike about half a mile on Meridian Trail to get to Amigo Wash trail to get to Blevins Trail to get back to the parking lot!  That’s how it goes from being a 1.7 mile hike to a 5.5 mile hike!  🙂  It’s a pretty easy hike – the map lists them all as “easy”, and my seventy-two year mother was able to do it yesterday.  But remember – watch out for snakes this time  of year, and take LOTS OF WATER!!!

Happy Hiking!  ;D


Yep, there’s my mother about half way through the hike!

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Some lovely cacti – you can buy these in the grocery stores here, and actually eat the (with the cacti spines, of course!)  🙂


There are places where you want to watch your footing!


Phoenix, Arizona is the sixth largest city in the U.S. – but

you really get the sense of being out in the desert, with no around you

when hiking at Usery Mountain Regional Park!


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jarm Del Boccio
    Apr 23, 2013 @ 02:44:16

    I fell in love with cactii when I visited the Phoenix Botanic Gardens years ago. Happy A to Z!



  2. francenestanley
    Apr 23, 2013 @ 09:13:44

    I’m really impressed with your mother’s accomplishment. I guess you inspired her to walk with you through the unique countryside.
    A – Z Challenge


    • Julia Stevenson
      Apr 23, 2013 @ 12:21:04

      I’m impressed with her as well! 🙂 Not only does she go hiking with me quite often, but she goes to the gym with me – we don’t do the same classes or use the same machines most of the time, but she’s very active for her age! My mother says she’s been active all of her life (she was raised on a farm in Kansas as a little girl), and she sees “…no reason to sit in a rocking chair just waiting to die”. Thank you so much for stopping by! 😀


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