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Old 12-24-2013, 05:20 AM   #16
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Cool thread Dawg! I wish I could still hike, I'll subscribe and I'll be there in spirit.

Thanks Jeff,

Looking forward to a ride with ya after the new year starts.
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:43 PM   #17
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It would be about a 1/4 maybe 1/2 mile hike. And depending on River level, you may get your feet wet. You can see the ovens across the river as you drop down towards Cochran.
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:04 AM   #18
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Getting 2014 started...

Thank you Lord for the blessings of the past year.






















In between jobs, great weather, and the knowledge that an access road that had been closed for over five years had been rerouted, I packed up and headed out for a hike.

A bit of riding first.








Never fails.









The first forty one miles netted four miles of pavement. Topped of the fuel, then rolled towards the east side of the valley looking to add more dirt to the inventory.

Shut down at the Klump ranch, no access. No problem, I pointed it west to reach a twelve mile section of pavement. Turned off on one of my favorite dirt highways and sped through the high grasslands to the hills.














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Old 01-08-2014, 07:49 AM   #19
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Blissfully rolling along, I round a bend in the road and am reminded of so much that is so wrong!












In the drain the road starts to break down.




































Setteling in for a cool night.

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Old 01-08-2014, 08:47 AM   #20
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Having spent many nights in this range over the last two and a half decades, and knowing how little use this canyon has had due to the road being closed, I thought a little about the critters. A good nights worth of sleep it was.








Sunshine at 08:45, instant fifteen degree increase.




Warming up and exploring a larger perimeter of my camp I checked out the suspended waterline spanning across the canyon.




The reason for the road up here. The line went to a cement tank thirty yards away that had a 1957 date.
Camp with a tap.






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Old 01-08-2014, 09:03 AM   #21
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Diggin this. Is this ride in Arizona?
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Old 01-08-2014, 09:20 AM   #22
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The only sign at the trailhead ( 5,240' ).




I hike a quarter mile up the tread and look back across the canyon to see the moto.
See it?




There it is.




It has been a long time since I've been on this tread.




Monster pondos.




Sunny south slopes.




Snowy north slopes and canyon bottom.




Maples.








These forest are old and have seen fire a lot. I enjoy the fire sculpted roots and stumps.















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Old 01-08-2014, 09:40 AM   #23
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Gaining elevation the views start opening up. Closest are the Winchesters, on the left the Dos Cabezas, and the distant Chiricahuas.




The Bear sign I had been seeing on the trail was again confirmed at the junction with trail #287.




Some jaws!








Just around the slope.








At the saddle the Mailbox is still there, I have seen at least four others like it in this range.







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Old 01-08-2014, 09:53 AM   #24
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The snow was averaging about six inches with a two inch crust that would collapse with every step.




This slope has water on it in warmer months, the tread goes in to the shade.

















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Old 01-08-2014, 10:21 AM   #25
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Cresting the East divide, I am sitting at 7,310'




Looking right down into the headwaters of Redfield canyon and South Negro canyon.




The ridge that divides Redfield and Rattlesnake drains.




The mighty Sunset peak with Bassett peeking through the saddle center left.



Rincons.





Reddington pass.




Santa Catalinas.




Oracle water tank on the ridge, Picacho peak, and a piece of San Manuel.












Classic Galiuro view.

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Old 01-08-2014, 10:37 AM   #26
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Diggin this. Is this ride in Arizona?

Graham county AZ.
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Old 01-08-2014, 10:53 AM   #27
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A few scenes from the decent.




























One of the problems backpacking in this range is availability of water, in winter this is compounded by the cold.









Down in lower elevation, life is returning.








I saw a white flash as I crossed the drain. Back out on the slope I spot them.




Time to eat, drink, and be warm.

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Old 01-08-2014, 11:00 AM   #28
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Enjoyed another morning in the woods. Packed it up and explored a few tracks south of here.




Saw a dozen turkeys on the way out.










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Old 01-08-2014, 11:11 AM   #29
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I drove out to the pavement and fuel. Back roads took me over to the San Pedro valley then upstream to the house.

7 Hiking miles 2,000' elev. gain

138 dirt riding miles

214 total riding miles

Priceless time

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Great pics and report. Thanks.

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