Jawbone Flats

Some weeks ago, about three, I got to go hiking with some friends. We walked about seven miles total and saw lots of lovely things. This is what it looked like from the point of view of the guy always trailing behind and clicking away.

The crew: Jenny – Alicia – Emily – Ben

Ben’s Honda Civic traversed several miles of the most pot-holed gravel road I think I’ve ever seen to get us to the trail head. People with nice cars, you would have cared…

We found some snow to chuck at each other. After Jenny threw some in Emily’s boot she was kind enough to help get it back out.


A lot of this hike is by the river – which is nice.

I don’t remember hearing why the place is called Jawbone Flats. Maybe there was an incident where Samson or someone like him was involved.


There were a lot of very old vehicles sitting beside the trail.

And some coal cars.

Apparently some people live back there. Maybe they maintain the area or something.

At one point Ben jumped into the a pile of drift and made a snow angel, but he was back up before I could take a picture of it. And that’s pretty much it. I’d recommend this hike; it’s not very difficult – except that it’s a fairly long loop. And watch out for the pot holes.


Published by javenbear

Javen Bear is 25 years old and lives with his beautiful wife Aleisha in Phoenix, Arizona. He's a graduate student in a mental health counseling program at Grand Canyon University where he also works as an admissions representative. Javen’s super-power, if he had one, would be the ability to press pause on the world and catch up on reading. He enjoys talking walks with his wife, playing guitar, and always uses Oxford commas.

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