music of the axe has faded
Alternative access to Ramsey Vista Trailhead. Adds 180 ft and 0.1-mi to the same point along Carr Peak Trail #107.
Likely named for one of several sawmills in the Ramsey Canyon mining vicinity when the area was booming in the late 1800s. These sawmills struggled to meet demand as the area was busy with farmers below and prospectors in the mountains. They produced 6000-8000 feet of lumber daily vs upwards of 300k at sawmills on the Mississippi for reference. A foot is one square foot, one inch thick.
The trail is signed and well defined. While it doesn't phase me, semi-rocky tread seems to be the universal complaint. The grade is on the low end of moderate-steep. You begin surrounded in low dense shrub. A small pocket of oaks is encountered at 0.25-miles.
Distant views include the Dragoon Mountains about 35-miles to the NE. Just right is Dos Cabeza Peaks about 68-miles out.
A half-mile up is the namesake Old Sawmill Spring at 0.55-miles. It seems very dependable based on numerous water reports. Water pours out of a pipe into a shallow tub.
Next you switchback and the trail ends at Carr Peak Trail #107.
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This hike is listed as One-Way.
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