To pick up from my last post, this is more of Hassayampa River Preserve (owned by The Nature Conservancy)…full of gnarled cottonwoods, mesquites, and willows…
The marshy Palm Lake is where we hoped to see some herons or ibises…but only saw some mallards and coots.
I don’t know what this is but, if it’s a web, I didn’t want to see what made it.
Like many desert waterways, the Hassayampa River~which runs 100 miles from Prescott to the Gila River southwest of Buckeye~flows underground. This is one place where the river flows year-round.
Past the river, we began our ascent to the lookout…which will be the next post.