Arizona Hiking Gallery
La Barge Canyon Hike
Superstition Wilderness, AZ
January 23, 2005
Gallery contains 48 photos
Gallery last updated: 1/28/2005
La Barge Canyon Hike: Image 1
Morning view of Battleship Mountain as make our way up Boulder Canyon Trail from Canyon Lake.

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Sunrise at Canyon Lake.

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Battleship Mountain with Weavers Needle in the background.

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Morning sun on the hills above Canyon Lake.

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Higher view of Battleship Mountain.

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Saguaro Cactus.

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Our first view of La Barge Creek (with running water!) We will be boulder hopping up the creek into the "Narrows" of La Barge Canyon.

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Battleship Mountain.

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Filaree (Erodium cicutarium).

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Cholla Cactus on our descent into La Barge Canyon.

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Battleship Mountain framed by Saguaro Cactus.

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Closeup of river stones in the crystal clear waters of La Barge Creek.

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Water flowing over rocks in La Barge Creek.

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Battleship Mountain viewed from the canyon floor.

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Hiking up the creek in La Barge Canyon.

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A rare Arizona site: water flowing in the desert.

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A small pool in La Barge Creek.

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Impressive canyon walls as we approach the La Barge Canyon "Narrows".

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A closer view of the canyon walls. The canyon curves to the left in front of the wall and then curves back to right behind the wall.

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Approaching the "Narrows".

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A view looking back down the canyon.

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A beautiful pool at the beginning of the "Narrows".

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In the La Barge Canyon "Narrows".

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The canyon walls are steep and narrow.

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A small waterfall cascading over the rocks in the "Narrows".

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Closeup of the falls with a fast shutter speed.

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Closeup of the falls with a slow shutter speed.

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Water flowing from one pool into another.

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Admiring the view up the canyon at our turn around point just after the canyon's right hand bend.

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What a gorgeous place in the canyon.

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Large boulder resting alongside the creek.

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A view looking out of the canyon at the bend.

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La Barge Creek curves around this cliff, coming down the canyon on the left and curving almost 180 degrees to flow around the right side of this cliff.

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La Barge Creek flowing down around the bend in the "Narrows".

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Here's that little water fall again.

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High towering cliffs on the east side of La Barge Canyon.

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A close up of the cliffs on the east side of La Barge Canyon.

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Unnamed butte rising above the canyon.

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Popcorn flower (Plagiobothrys sp.)

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Cholla Cactus on our way back out of La Barge Canyon along side Boulder Canyon Trail.

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Mexican Gold Poppy.

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Volcanic hillside with Mexican Gold Poppies just starting to bloom.

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View of La Barge Canyon and Battleship Mountain on the way out of the canyon from Boulder Canyon Trail.

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Another view of La Barge Canyon and Battleship Mountain on the way out of the canyon from Boulder Canyon Trail.

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Red Maids (Calandrinia ciliata).

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Quartz vein in volcanic rock.

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Battleship Mountain with Weavers Needle in the background.

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Star Cloak Fern (Notholaena standleyi) growing under a small rock ledge.

All images Copyright ©2005 Terry Wright. All rights reserved.