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Coon Spring Trail #124Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 11 2012
Randal_Schulhauser
Hiking6.71 Miles 1,783 AEG
Hiking6.71 Miles   5 Hrs      1.34 mph
1,783 ft AEG
 
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Coon Springs Revisited - March 2012

Hank (aka Grasshopper) PM'd me asking if I'd be interested in getting out to the Sierra Anchas. With a Coon Springs Trail #124 objective, I saw this as an opportunity to see where our original trail description "bushwhack" lost the now cairned trail.

A rendezvous at the Holiday Inn where we consolidated items into my F-150 and we were headed to the Oak Creek Cabin TH. Down to the spring in good time allowed Hank to check out the spring source and log it for future reference? We crossed Coon Creek as I recalled on my earlier trek and saw the game trail heading straight up that seemed to follow the pack trail markings on my old topo map. The "real trail" heads slightly north and proceeds to take a number of switchbacks. The lack of use and much overgrowth can make it very easy to lose the trail. We managed to do this a couple of times, but recovered.

As you exit the switch backs, you soon follow what I believe is an old mining road as evidence by the mining audits found along the way. We took our lunch break at one of the filled audits.

With the Bull Basin TH across some uninteresting open chaparral, we turned around and headed back to the truck. Nothing like a trail head BBQ to end a nice trek!

See Hank posted our route (6.71 miles, 1,783 AEG) => http://hikearizona.com/map.php?GPS=11705

FR189 was lined with wildflowers. Caught a couple of images on the drive out. Photos to follow...
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