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Packard Parsons Loop, AZ
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10 by photographer avatarJuanJaimeiii
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Packard Parsons Loop, AZ 
Packard Parsons Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 21 2013
JuanJaimeiii
Hiking14.78 Miles 2,397 AEG
Hiking14.78 Miles   5 Hrs   30 Mns   2.73 mph
2,397 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
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Bruce and Joe did this hike a year ago and it caught my attention because I really love the Parsons trail. Parsons is great but it is kind of short for the amount of driving required to get there. Add in a loop with the Packard and bam you have a winner! Thanks for clearing the way on this one Bruce and Joe!

We started out the day on the Packard going clockwise. John has an injured hip and was concerned about how it would go. Three miles into the hike it started to flare up so he turned back. I continued on. Following the track from the boys was great. Soon I was at the ruins which were amazing. Then down the canyon I went. There were a couple down climbs that made me a little itchy. With careful footing they were fine and it was nice knowing that the full trip down was possible. Obviously this was based on the others making it last year.

Then came the rock hopping. It started out fun, then a little tiring and then finally I hit Parsons. Along the way I saw one rattler but he was making his way into the bush by the time I got the camera ready.

When I got back to the car John was there reading a book. We headed out and stopped in Cottonwood for a late lunch. Awesome hike!
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