Hiked Mazatzal in a long day out of Tucson.
Came in on Barnhardt Trail, and bushwacked through
a rough patch of Manzanita enroute to the top.
Wussed out on the gamble of a rough shortcut down to
Shake Tree trail.
South Ridge: Y-Bar to Cactus Saddle Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2007
What a steep, rugged, brush-covered amazingly fun viewpoint right in the heart of central AZ. Even the Y-Bar Trail itself was somewhat rugged due to forest fire damage. Then, turn right and go up! The pine forest on top felt great.
"No matter how big a guy might be, Nicky would take him on. You beat Nicky with fists, he comes back with a bat. You beat him with a knife, he comes back with a gun. And you beat him with a gun, you better kill him, because he’ll keep coming back and back until one of you is dead."