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Aztec Pk via Parker Crk & Moody Rim Lp, AZ
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Aztec Pk via Parker Crk & Moody Rim Lp, AZ 
Aztec Pk via Parker Crk & Moody Rim Lp, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 30 2010
The_Eagle
Hiking18.18 Miles 5,220 AEG
Hiking18.18 Miles   7 Hrs   30 Mns   2.42 mph
5,220 ft AEG
 
1st trip
My first adventure out to the Sierra Ancha Wilderness area. This is a sweet area!

The trek up the Parker Creek trail right off the start was great. You go through about a 3 mi switchbacking trail in just about complete cover from the Sun. It traverses Parker Creek, which had a light flow in it. Nice and green deciduous cover, with the added bonus of the scent of pine.

This trail flattens out for a short bit at the top before dropping down and making a bit of a climb to the climb to the Carr TH. A short road walk and you are at the Peterson TH and the Abbey's Way Trail. The meadow on this trail on the way to see Red has both John and myself fighting for the positioning of our retirement cabins.

Red was a hoot. He was busy entertaining the many people that were visiting on this Memorial day weekend. There were probably 10 or so people (other than the 6 of us), that were in and out of Red's territory. They all had made the tough drive up in their pickups, mini vans, and quads.... with nothing more than a couple of beers to get them there. Red's dog is a real mooch and was going from person to person for handouts. It looks like he's been doing pretty good at getting them.

After a break, we said goodbye to Jim and started our return loop to Moody Point Trail and then the Rim Trail. Both of these were interesting in their own ways.

All the trails on this day were in good shape. Some deadfall here and there, but nothing too bad. All in all I loved this trek today.
It was great making some new hiking partners... Jim, John, Tim, and juLIZiachaos, and I put up with hiking with Joe again today.

Oh yea... Liz is one crazy hiker. We need to keep an eye on her. She needs to get into Hikers Anonymous. She spent close to 14hrs doing the Mother Lode the day before, got 1-1/2 hr's of sleep and did +18 miles today. It's nice to see that she is relaxing on Monday.... NOT, she's off to the Supes at 4:30am.
I think it was Berk that said she is the "real deal".... I'm in total agreement.

Thanks to Jim for driving today!
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