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Hermit TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 12 2012
cactuscat
Hiking4.50 Miles 1,640 AEG
Hiking4.50 Miles   3 Hrs   54 Mns   1.69 mph
1,640 ft AEG   1 Hour   14 Mns Break
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After a couple of weeks of not feeling well, and a couple days of steady rain, I was determined to get out today.
Drove out Hermit Road, stopping at Mohave Point to look at the clouds. Got a few rain sprinkles on the way, and it didn't look very good - but I had a feeling the weather wouldn't get bad, so I proceeded.
I love the Hermit Trail! :D
Only saw about a dozen hikers all day, plus a small group of people doing trail work just below the Dripping Spring junction.
Santa Maria shelter is so pretty and pleasant - much better than the resthouses on the BA, which really aren't very inviting. I chatted with a guy from Barcelona, a couple from the U.K., and an American couple who had a permit to camp at the river - but had turned around a little below Santa Maria because it was hot and they just weren't feeling it ... said they didn't want to become "drag-outs". I had to stifle an automatic urge to ask if I could have their permit!
Enjoyed a nice long rest at the shelter, wrote in the logbook, filled and treated a bottle of water - which I did not end up needing, and eventually started back up.
The hike out was warm, but not too bad. Most of the trail crew caught up with me at the top despite the fact that I had a good 45 min head start ... impressive.
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