North Maricopa Mountains Loop

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Start Date 2019-03-02
 
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joebartels
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North Maricopa Mountains Loop

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The Eagle has another wedding function. If a few or more tag along I'll hit a 16ish mile loop I have planned for the Maricopas SW of the Sierra Estrella Range. Rather easy, except a large portion is off trail. Poppies were decent a week ago.
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@joebartels
Rowdy allowed?
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Re: Maricopa Mountains Loop

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sure, just not in my truck
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I have my own ride and Rowdy always rides shotgun
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Re: Maricopa Mountains Loop

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Parking at the west end?
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Re: Maricopa Mountains Loop

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Yes the west siide TH.
East & South motorized access to the wilderness is temporarily closed.
Borderland travel precautions are in place.
Prison west of the wilderness.
Fleeing north is allowed but there is a shooting closure.
Curb excitement, wilderness limits apply.
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I was thinking of camping out there this weekend. That's a nice little campground next to the trailhead. Good to be alert though. A lot of hungry coyotes and rabid foxes last time I was there.
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@joebartels
Map of the route?
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Re: Maricopa Mountains Loop

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What time are you meeting at the trail head
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@joebartels
Name of the trailhead?
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Re: Maricopa Mountains Loop

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Margie's Cove West Trailhead 7:30am

I'll message the route to committed Fri evening.
It's under 1k aeg, approx 16 mi, 40% off trail.
Feel free to hike more, less or just show up without committing.
Prob 7-8 hr hike. I'll be leaving no later than 4pm as I live in a bad neighborhood, it's not safe to enter after dark.
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The rain chances keep ticking up. Now up to a 20% likelihood that Margie will be wet.
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I'm fighting a head cold, holding out until later this afternoon to see how I am doing, to commit or cancel. Likely a cancel though, unless I get a dramatic improvement.
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See everyone in the morning.
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Re: Maricopa Mountains Loop

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I just ate dads steak off the kitchen table. Now I’m grounded and have to stay in my room all weekend. ](*,)

I really wanted to see Uncle Joe frolicking in the flowers!
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Re: North Maricopa Mountains Loop

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Wish I could have made it but I was in California!
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