|An easel awaits its artist with a view of Red Mountain.|
|Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica dominica)|
After sitting awhile I saw that a shady trail winds along the shore so I headed downstream through the mesquite bosque to check it out. The trail is not the most accessible, but it wasn't meant to be. If you are in a powered wheelchair or a manual you will need help to get over a few spots, but its not bone-jarring, the majority is smooth. I managed to catch a nice view of a Yellow-rumped Warbler, for once capturing an image revealing its head, chest, belly, tail, and wingbars, instead of the usual blurry image of a yellow-feathered butt flying away!
|Tiny toad found on the trail.|
Its best to come early in the morning, on weekdays, as more people are here on weekends fishing or kayaking and soon kids will start tubing down the Salt River.
Remember - you'll need a Tonto Pass to park here. Click HERE for places to purchase a Tonto Pass.