|Hiking||10.40 Miles|| || |
|1,300 ft AEG|| || || |
I always forget if I am supposed to put how far I actually hiked or just the one-way distance. Anyway, it is about 5.2 miles from the lower "Water Canyon Trailhead" of the Overland Trail to the junction with the Apache Vista spur trail. So I hiked up there, and back down again, for about a total of 10.4 miles. 7700 to 9,000.
There are patches of snow starting at 8400. I saw 3 turkey hunters, with their blind set up by Point of the Mountain Spring. They had a LOT of decoys out! Full size turkey decoys--both toms and hens, must have had about 10 decoys! I would like one for my backyard! They were cute! I bet they are expensive, though! I would have taken a photo of them, but I didn't want to bother the fellows. They were friendly the first time I passed by, but on the way back they were hiding in their blind and I thought they would want me to pass by quietly, and leave them alone, as I know they were hoping turkeys would come to the spring. Hope I didn't spoil it for them. They seemed like nice guys. On the other hand if you set up your blind and decoys right by a hiking trail, you might expect there will be hikers...
So it isn't the greatest trail--it is too wide and ATVer's spoil it sometimes. But it is one of the few trails the FS has built in the past 20 years that actually GOES somewhere. It goes all the way to Crescent Lake--it is 22 miles long according to the sign.
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