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Pinal Mountains 4X Super LoopGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 21 2012
Dave1
Hiking24.00 Miles 6,870 AEG
Hiking24.00 Miles   9 Hrs   3 Mns   2.97 mph
6,870 ft AEG      58 Mns Break8 LBS Pack
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The day started early with Joe picking me up in Bigfoot Jr. at oh dark thirty. His good driving skills allowed him to avoid the random gun fire over here on the west siiiide. I had him slow down just enough for me to jump in. This technique allowed him to avoid getting his truck tagged. We met up with John at his favorite after school hang out, the Fiesta Mall. My mom told me never to accept rides from a guy with a van but this one seemed legit.

We hit the Telephone Trail at 7am. Nice and cool at the start and temps continued to drop all the way up. We spotted two nasua naricas playing in the trees. They weren't as excited to see us and made a hasty exit (while letting out a few grunts). Somehow we got disconnected from the tele and ended up on a steep jeep road. No problem, a tarantula sighting made up for it.

Once at the top, we took some radiation readings off of the antenna array and then went down Six Shooter. At the bottom we took a nice lunch break in John's shaggin waggin. I tried to nap but couldn't get comfortable on the water bed. We were back on trail by noon-thirty and Joe set a blistering pace up Ice House! We hauled balls all the way up, easily setting a new speed record for this trail! The rest of the day was spent at a more mellow pace. Speaking of Mellow Yellow: John is so fast, he was able to take a bathroom break on the trail yet he never dropped more than a few feet from behind me!

Highlights are blonde streaks in my hair. I really dig this area, especially the thick forested sections. You just don't see much of that in Phoenix. I think the main reason these two wanted to do this hike was to view the foliage. Unfortunately we were too late as most of the leaves lost their green luster and were turning brown and falling off. Better luck next time, fellas.

Great hike! Thanks for the rides, Joe and John! :FG:
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Ferndell Spring
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