Our friends Dan & Charlene have joined us for a couple of days at Lake Pleasant. They are in-route with their pick-up and 5th wheel from their home in Bend to visit family in Texas. Yesterday, Jeanette's sister Patty and her husband Kordell drove up from their house in Surprise to hike with us. After a quick consult we decided to hike to the top of Yavapai Point via the Pipeline Canyon Trail. I choose to leave my binoculars and camera in the motorhome to lighten my load and stay focused on the five mile hike, which meant I had to use my iPod for photos.
Pipeline Canyon Floating Bridge
Yavapai Point Trail
view of Lake Pleasant
Lake Pleasant is 10,000 acres, making it the second largest lake in Arizona. Eighty precent of its water is pumped here from the Colorado River and stored for water use in the greater Phoenix area. After our hike our friend John West joined us for lunch at the Scorpion Bay Marina.