Parking Lot to Humphreys Saddle
4.05 miles, 2545 AEG
The lot was probable 1/3 full at our 8:10 start when Ray dropped us off. The trail was not as crowded as expected. Met HAZ members @mr14ner
on the way up. Great to meet you all! Temps were perfect.
Humphreys Saddle to The Top of Arizona,12,633'
1.07 miles, 819 AEG
A 200' patch of snow to get to the peak, 72 degree temps and gnatty when the wind stopped. Two fires could be seen north of Kendrick, close to each other and two more in what I'm guessing to be the Pivot Rock areas. The Inner Basin has a bit of snow and the Aspens are greening up nicely
Top of Arizona 12,633' to Philomena Spring
.57 miles, -972 AEG
Not as bad as feared
Philomena Spring to Hot Tub Time Machine
.26 miles, -358 AEG
Dodged some snow to get here.
Time Machine has not changed in 3 years since we'd been here.
Hot Tub Time Machine to AZT#34
2.76 miles, -2333 AEG
We had to get off the unofficial trail because of snow. We Jigsawed around the snow and downfall to get back to the trail. Once out to the meadow area, we ran into the couple who unofficially take care of the trail. They said they did not get to any maintenance last year. They gave us some great info about the area and Philomena Spring. There used to be a trough system that ran over to the old ranch carrying water from Philomena Spring. My rough estimate shows that to be more that 3 miles of trough! The trough has been replaced by pipe and the pipe no longer works. There are remnants of both in the area.
AZT#34 to Walker Lake
6.42 miles, -1059 AEG (+252)
Nice to be back on a trail, and the AZT to boot!
Ray was waiting at Walker Lake when we got there.
We took a quick spin to the lake to check it out.
Walker Lake Video https://youtube.com ... DkTc
Thanks for driving Ray!