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Ballantine Pine Mountain Loop, AZ
mini location map2012-05-26
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Ballantine Pine Mountain Loop, AZ 
Ballantine Pine Mountain Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 26 2012
The_Eagle
Hiking19.65 Miles 5,180 AEG
Hiking19.65 Miles   11 Hrs   16 Mns   2.11 mph
5,180 ft AEG   1 Hour   58 Mns Break16 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
We needed to take advantage of probably the Valley's last cool day for quite some time. I threw Joe in the the planning mode, and in 5 minutes he lopped some stuff together and we had a loop..

The Good :y:
Perfect weather
The unknown Ballantine Connector trail
The Boulder formations
Long Range views
Pine Trees
Rock Tank
The Cabin
Arizona Grape
Views from Pine Saddle

The Bad :tt:
The Ballantine Trail is disappearing in elevations above the Corral on the trail
Didn't have the energy or blood needed to summit Pine Mountain. It was only a 1/2 mile away ](*,)
Long pants were in my truck :whistle:
The Corral (Topo) close to Rock Tank does not exist anymore. Not that we could find.

The Ugly :o
Catsclaw
Live Oak
Poison Ivy
Manzanita
Locust
Blood Loss.
Ugly thick snot luggies on manzanita

In spite of all the Negative items above, I enjoyed the heck out of this hike. Long pants and shirt would have made this more enjoyable. My Bad. Thanks for throwing this one together Joe Joe
Named place
Named place
Boulder Mountain Rock Tank

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Rock Tank 51-75% full 51-75% full
5 or so catch areas with clear fresh water. There was a trickle of flow refreshing the pools.
It is said there is reliable water here into the summer months.
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