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Little Mount OrdPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 07 2012
outdoor_lover
Hiking4.00 Miles 800 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   3 Hrs   15 Mns   2.00 mph
800 ft AEG   1 Hour   15 Mns Break8 LBS Pack
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Last Hike of my Camping Trip. Thursday afternoon I dropped the Supermen at Nick's vehicle at the 201/25A Junction and then I went across the Highway and up to where I left my Camping Gear earlier that day. There's a nice little Camp Spot right across from where you start this Hike. The Sun was getting ready to set and there were some nice Clouds so I ventured up Mount Ord Road a little farther and set up a Tripod to test out the new Camera a bit more. It was a pretty Sunset.... :)

Noticed some kind of Roofed Structure down below me, North of the Road, not sure what it is or what it's for. I don't recall any kind of Spur Road going off to it. There is some Ranching going on in the area, so maybe that's got something to do with it. My first pic is a pic of it, zoomed way in....

Had a nice Campfire that night, got up the next morning, packed up and started up the Road to Mount Ord Junior...You follow an old Forest Road for 90% of this Hike, so I just continued walking up the Road until I hit the Saddle. There were some really nice Camp Sites along the way. I imagine Hunters take their ATV's in there and camp.

From the Saddle, it was time to bushwack up the Hill to the Peak...This is when I realized I had made a pretty dumb mistake....I was in shorts.... :o :sweat: The Hill going up was covered in Manzanita and Scrub Oak... :sl: Luckily, enough curious Cows and Deer have wandered up there, leaving various 6" wide paths so I only got "light" AZ Pinstriping. Thanks to the local Fauna, I only donated a little bit of blood to the cause... :sweat:

Made the top, took in the Hazy views through the mass of Manzanita, Scrub Oak and various other Flora. You get some nice views, but it's not a "sweeping" 360 degrees and it was a little difficult to move around the top due to the Brush. It was still worth the effort, probably more so on a clear day... :) "Picked" my way back down and hit the Road back to the Escape. Nice Hike, moderate climb, and all in all, another nice day to be out and about... :)
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Autumn Foliage Observation Isolated

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Calcord Springs Gallon per minute Gallon per minute
Water Collection is not in the Concrete Trough, but about 100 ft NW of that location in a more modern Polyethelene Basin. Basin was Full and Water was still flowing into it. Very clear and clean. Water can be collected coming right out of the Pipe...
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