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Poison Spider Mesa: Return to the Maw


One good deed deserves another. So it was with the fins of southeast Poison Spider Mesa. My first visit had been very satisfying. This second visit was prompted by seeing on that first visit an area of fins that looked enticing. (The ninth image in this gallery shows the terrain that called to me.) Adding to the enticement was the hope of seeing “the Maw” a second time. The Maw is a long, narrow cleft in the rock that spooked me during my first visit.

I saw the Maw. It was not as spooky as it had been the first time.

Pictures appear in chronological order.
Newest uploads are at the BOTTOM of the gallery.

Activity at the Poison Spider Trailhead
Activity at the Poison Spider Trailhead
Selfish cyclists would not give me a ride
Selfish cyclists would not give me a ride
Rock-crawling with the kids
Rock-crawling with the kids
Sand dune strata
Sand dune strata
Conference on the Poison Spider Trail
Conference on the Poison Spider Trail
Potential route into the fins was a dead-end
Potential route into the fins was a dead-end
Hiking up the wash in the garden valley
Hiking up the wash in the garden valley
Pale evening primrose?
Pale evening primrose?
Where I scrambled up into the fins
Where I scrambled up into the fins