We left the Diamond Rim Road (about 7300 ft) following an old trail toward Boone Spring. The notch in the mountain in the distance is Split Mountain. We have 10 miles to go to reach the trailer, near the base of those distant mountains.
Boone Spring is at 6900 ft. Ranchers have troughed the spring, which was convenient for us. You can see the trickle of spring water coming into the tank through a pipe. This represents a big spring for arid country.
Daisy asked permission to enter the tank.
Then she splashed in for a swim. The photo caught her bow wake as she plopped into the water.
Everyone enjoyed a good long drink.
The loop ride ended up being 30 miles and a whopping 6000 feet of elevation gain and loss, because of all the ups and downs in the canyons. We were glad to see the trailer after 6.5 hours of riding time.