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East Webber / BSA Rimview Loop, AZ
mini location map2012-08-04
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East Webber / BSA Rimview Loop, AZ 
East Webber / BSA Rimview Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 04 2012
Tough_Boots
Hiking9.60 Miles 2,261 AEG
Hiking9.60 Miles
2,261 ft AEG
 
1st trip
So glad I finally got to do this one and it didn't suck like I thought it would. I've done East Webber quite a few times and this was a good reason to go back again. The first time I did East Webber, I explored a bit up the BSA Rimview but it quickly disappeared after the first steep climb. My mole in the Boy Scouts told me back in the winter that the scouts had since finished flagging the Rimview Trail last summer. I've been waiting all year to be the first HAZer to complete this loop.

My mole had shown me a map of the trail but I never got the chance to copy it. All I really remembered was what area of the Highline it would descend back down to and that it would mostly just ride high on the contours. I wasn't sure how today would go and I'm glad that John was interested in doing this one.

We headed up East Webber which is awesome as always (and overgrown). The swimming hole was deeper than I've seen it before and there was more water the further upstream we got. We finally hit the BSA Rimview and headed up. This first section I had done before and it's in much better shape than a couple years ago. It seemed like an actual trail which made me hopeful. It's flagged and cleared pretty well at first but then you hit about a quarter or third of a mile where there are no ribbons, blazes, cairnes, markers-- nothin'!

We bushwacked through and just did what made sense to us and then eventually we started finding markers and ribbons again. Quickly it becomes a real trail again and stays pretty easy to follow all the way to it's intersection with the Highline at Bear Spring. It seems as though the route is done but they must be working on the trail from each end and connecting in the center. They're not quite there yet.

When this trail is done-- its gonna make this a real nice loop. The views from the Rimview are better than the from the Highline and the amphitheater style rock formations you hike across are really cool. Much of it is being marked with metal poles so the route isn't going to disappear. This trail is worth doing for sure.

Pretty good wildlife day-- a few deer, elk, a garter snake, and a rattler.
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