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Yeager Cyn Loop from FR321/FR9707S TH, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Payson > Clints Well
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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance Round Trip 4.1 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,343 feet
Elevation Gain 270 feet
Accumulated Gain 556 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 3-3.5 hrs
Kokopelli Seeds 6.88
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Seasonal Creek
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8  2013-09-28 Grasshopper
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Preferred   May, Oct, Sep, Jun
Sun  6:12am - 6:23pm
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A pleasant, minor route finding, off trail, pioneer logging roads hike from Mogollon Rim FR321 TH Start, with initial hike start on "closed to vehicle traffic" logging roads FR9707S to FR9737Q paralleling upper rim top of middle Yeager Canyon then following GPS Route to connect with FR9722Y to later connect with open to vehicle traffic FR321 for loop back to TH Start.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Most recent Triplog Review
    Yeager Cyn Loop from FR321/FR9707S TH
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    This was day hike one of three for me during this, my planned late September'13 seven day vehicle camping trip to our Mogollon Rim on the hunt for early :FG:

    On 8/21 Larry had completed an exploratory hike in the upper section of Yeager Canyon drainage. For this September'13 visit he researched another exploratory route in the middle section via a hiking route which would keep us up high on the upper rim canyon logging roads so we would have an easier go of it and also allow us the opportunity to assess the early autumn foliage status of this section of canyon as well as determine if on a later trip, we may desire to hike within this section of the Yeager Canyon drainage.

    I enjoyed this interesting, easy, and pleasant hike (family friendly with just a little route finding ability) along mostly old logging roads within the upper rim area of middle Yeager Canyon, but I do believe that we both agreed that it is definitely not a Mogollon Rim area for prime Autumn colors with so many other M/Rim hike options to choose from, and also probably not worth the effort to plan a return trip to this segment for hiking within Yeager Canyon. Next trip maybe an exploratory further down middle to lower Yeager Canyon..TBD

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    High Clearance possible when dry

    To hike
    From the Phoenix area: Hwy 87 to north of Strawberry to Mogollon Rim top to "either" Rim Road FR300 (at MP281.1) to FR321 "or" Hwy 87 to north of Strawberry to Mogollon Rim top to Hwy 87 north of Clints Well to FR95 to FR96 (at East Clear Creek bridge crossing) to FR321 to "unmarked" park and TH Start at FR321/FR9707S. It is recommended to download and follow the "official" GPS Route (with included way point for Parking/TH Start) posted to this hike description.
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