What we didn't anticipate was the forest roads might be closed! We got about a mile from our trail head and encountered a gate across the road. We were surprised because there was barely any snow, certainly none on the roads. We decided to walk on up to our intended destination and enjoy the mountain pretty much all to ourselves.
Trail #105 starts at the Mingus Hand Glider Launch. As you can imagine the views from the top of the mountain were expansive, unfortunately the day was hazy enough that photos don't do it justice.
|Hans is about to launch off the side of the mountain!|
|The pilots view.|
|This guy let us get up close and inspect him for several minutes.|
|Nice colors up close!|
We left the mountain and made our way back to Jerome. This quirky historic mining town is currently home to about 500 people, many of them artists. We visited on the Sunday before St Patricks day so the place was hopping!
|Incredible mosaic wall at the Surgeons House.|
Our purpose for visiting Jerome on a busy Sunday was to meet up with a newly retired former coworker of Hans and to see a band at the Spirit Room. Kathryn was visiting family in Prescott and we may get to see her again next month when we move on to Prescott.
|The Spirit Room is a lively bar on the ground floor of the historic Hotel Connor building.|
|Cadillac Angel rocked the house!|
|Mike, Kathryn, Hans and Lisa havin' a blast!|