After an early Saturday morning Monsoon lingering rain shower, Larry, his son-in-law, and I planned a late morning hike start.
This was Larry's first visit to our Mogollon Rim- Cabin Loop
area trails and I thought it an excellent idea to first introduce he and his son-in-law to one of the more popular and historic areas. This planned, short loop hike takes the back way into the scenic, historic, Aspen Spring meadow area, perennial Aspen Spring, and the Aspen Spring Guard Cabin complex, then north onto the Houston Brothers Trail to perennial Pinchot Spring and on to the historic Pinchot Guard Cabin area before connecting with the U-Bar TR#28 to FR139G to complete the loop.
This loop hike turned-out to be very enjoyable with cooler temps and with the wetness of the days Monsoon rain just enhancing the peacefulness and beauty of this area