It was Labor Day weekend and for the first time in awhile I (a labor) actually had off. We loaded up two cars full of car camping gear, dogs and food. While everyone in the Phoenix area pointed their cars North to Flagstaff we opted for the alternative and headed South. After hours in the car we arrived at one of Arizona's iconic sky islands, Mount Graham. Three days and no solid plans. Three days to recharge.
We decided on a easy day hike to a rare Arizona treat, waterfalls. Along the way we passed by numerous ancient white man relics from a long abandoned sawmill. The waterfall was a excellent place to rest before making the ascent back to the trailhead.
After our short hike we were showered with stars that were probably more dramatic then the skies in the Grand Canyon.
After recovering from our short hike the day before we opted to do a slightly longer hike. Unfortunately none of us had done much planning and we ended up only hiking in a few miles before turning around. Fortunately we were able to see some unique landscapes that aren't common in most of Arizona.