We'd been looking forward to doing Cheese and Raisins for a couple of reasons. The reason at the top of the list was the fact that it was named "Cheese and Raisins." What's that about? We were using it like the phrase "apples and oranges" and it seemed to apply in all cases. We were hoping to find something weird, at least.
The other reason we were looking forward to doing the trail was because we wanted to do it the year before but we ran out of daylight after doing Comb Ridge. This time we were starting with Cheese and Raisins, though, so we were good. We aired down near the Cottonwood Wash trailhead and headed in the back way of the Comb Ridge trail to find our trailhead. It wasn't marked but with the GPS it was easy to find.
It started out on the mellow side, weaving around the trees, back and forth in a rocking motion. It was a perfect morning with perfect weather and it made us all sleepy. We were skirting along the edge of the map section marked "Cheese and Raisins" but we didn't see any cheese or any raisins.
The trail was easy and it wasn't long at all before we got to the wash at Whiskers Draw. We lined up so Hoa could take a group shot of us. We all walked around checking out the weird rock there. It was bumpy and odd. Was this cheese and raisins? Who knows?
When we were done wandering around we went up the hill first. The trail faded away quickly so we turned around and headed back down. Then we crossed over the weird rock and headed across the wash to the other trail. That did the trick and we were back in business.
We saw the trailhead for the Whiskers Draw hiking trail. It would be cool to explore the area and find the ruins there but we didn't have time for it. That will have to wait until another trip.
The northern half of the trail was much more straight and we made quick work of it. It wasn't long until we were at the intersection with Woodenshoe Buttes. We made a big, clockwise circle with that trail, Cottonwood Wash and Comb Ridge again to get back to the Cheese and Raisins trailhead where we went by it to get to Posey's Trail.
Cheese and Raisins is a weird trail. Why is it called that?