0 Likes

Fat Man's Pass, South Mountain Park, Phoenix, Arizona USA
Arizona
Fat Man’s Pass is a popular day hike in South Mountain Park, just south of downtown Phoenix, Arizona. The Pass is a narrow slit between two huge boulders leading to Hidden Valley. Both attractions, Fat Man’s Pass and Hidden Valley are along the 15 mile long National Trail. The National, as it is known, follows the ridge line of the South Mountain, a granite ridge running east and west on the edge of the Salt River Valley. This 17,000 acres park is one of the largest city parks in the world and enjoys a huge number of visitors each year. There are over 58 miles of trails for hikers, mountain bike riders and horse riders. The trails vary from easy walks to rugged hikes through rough and steep terrain. The highest point in the Park accessible by trail is Dobbins Lookout at 2,330 feet. You are as likely to see seasoned outdoor types hiking or running the trail as you will young people with babies. All the trails are rocky and steep. You might encounter desert animals, including rattlesnakes. Just give them plenty of room and keep going. Always carry plenty of water with you, wear sturdy shoes, a hat and sunscreen. Some of the Parks attractions are accessible by car and there are several spectacular overlooks that give panoramic views of the valley.
Copyright: James L. Tanner
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9000x4500
Caricate: 28/11/2011
Aggiornato: 03/09/2014
Numero di visualizzazioni:

...


Tags: fat man's pass; south mountain park; phoenix; arizona; hiking; desert; mountain bike; cactus
comments powered by Disqus

James L. Tanner
Along the National Trail, South Mountain Park, Phoenix, Arizona USA
James L. Tanner
Phoenix and the Salt River Valley from South Mountain Park, Phoenix, Arizona USA
Ned Chiariello
Dobbins Lookout, South Mountain Park, Phoenix Arizona
Adrian M. Flores
Dobbins Lookout Sunset I
Joe Williams
View from Mount Suappoa, South Mountain, Phoenix
Joe Williams
South Mountain Phoenix Arizona
Jeffrey Martin
Los Dos Molinos exterior 2
Jeffrey Martin
Los Dos Molinos exterior 1
Stan Hillhouse
Industry Bicycles
Ned Chiariello
Phoenix Arizona Sky Harbor International Airport
Ned Chiariello
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
James L. Tanner
On top of Sky Harbor Airport, Terminal 3, Phoenix, Arizona
zeljko soletic
Golden Louvre 2014.
Marin Giurgiu
„Nasterea Maicii Domnului” (Virgin Birth) church, Gura Humorului
J Marc Lim
Under the Lighthouse
Joby Catto
Dusk falls over the cooling towers at Thorpe Marsh power station
Rüdiger Kottmann
Verzasca Valley
Nikolay Isaev
samui road
Gulch Vovka
The National Complex "Expocenter of Ukraine"
Carsten Arenz
Barcelona - La Sagrada Familia
John Wood
Embraer Bradley Jet Service Center I
zeljko soletic
RUE CRÉMIEUX
DJ Vegh
Pinnacle Peak
Julien Mordret
INDONESIA - Bali - Gitgit Waterfalls, Campuhan Waterfall
James L. Tanner
View of Sanpete Valley near Ephraim, Utah USA
James L. Tanner
Cardón cactus at the Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona USA
James L. Tanner
Mesa City Office Complex, Mesa, Arizona USA
James L. Tanner
Jacob Hamblin Park, Kanab, Utah USA
James L. Tanner
Gilbert Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, Gilbert, Arizona USA
James L. Tanner
Copper Queen Mine Entrance, Bisbee, Arizona
James L. Tanner
Zion National Park, Overlook of the Park, Utah
James L. Tanner
St. George Temple Perspective, St. George, Utah USA
James L. Tanner
Nelson's Reservoir, White Mountains, Arizona, USA
James L. Tanner
Along the General Sherman Tree Trail, Sequoia National Park, California USA
James L. Tanner
Pinnacle Peak, Scottsdale, Arizona USA
James L. Tanner
Bartlett Reservoir, North of Scottsdale, Arizona USA
More About USA

The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.