The day didn't start with plans to explore, but sometimes you just gotta jump on a good idea!
Lately I've been perusing the adventures on The Outbound and looking up hikes on AllTrails. Early in the morning I ran across a write up about the Goldfield Ovens, limestone ovens built into the cliffsides dating back to to the pioneer days. The location was close by and it seemed like there wouldn't be too many other hikers on the trail -- perfecto!
The hike started out as a single-width trail hugging the cliffside just above the Salt River. After a short bit, it descended to a beach type area along the river and we hooked to the right to follow a sandy wash north.
With the lovely "winter" weather, there was quite a bit of greenery and even a few wildflowers.
The white limestones scattered on the ground were the first sign that we'd reached the oven. It looked like a little cave at first, until you notice the neatly stacked bricks above it.
Cool Whip: Mom, this is so neat! Perfect for cooking up some kitty snacks!
Me: By kitty snack, I assume you mean snack for kitties?!
CW: Uh, yeah... sure...snacks FOR kitties. Definitely not snacks made out of kitties... :P
Great place to spend a chill day!