The Peralta trailhead. Our destination is in sight. The Peralta trail follows the dark green vally to the right.
Closer crop of the trailhead. When we started at 7:30 AM there were only about 5 cars in the parking lot. My Jeep is on the right in the closest row, partially hidden by a Palo Verde tree.
Raji and Sridhar hoofing it back to the trailhead.
Relaxing at the trailhead after the hike. Ioan is in the car, reading the newspaper.
Barks Canyon Hike.jpg
The hike path: started and ended at the Peralta trailhead (the loop at the end of the dirt road). The northern most part is where we left the trail and started following Barks Canyon to Barkley Basin. On the profile: a yellow dot at just before 1.5 miles indicates where we left the trail and entered Barks Canyon. The bump around 2.75 miles is my side trip attempt to locate a mine on the canyon wall (unsuccessful).