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Monte Vista LO via Pole Bridge/Morse Can, AZ
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Monte Vista LO via Pole Bridge/Morse Can, AZ 
Monte Vista LO via Pole Bridge/Morse Can, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 27 2013
cindyl
Hiking11.16 Miles 3,330 AEG
Hiking11.16 Miles
3,330 ft AEG
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southpawaz hadn't been to this lookout before, so finally, it was one that i could show him. i pointed him in the direction that i had gone before, and he pointed me this direction. since i'm all for loopy hikes, i thought this was a winner. at its base, it's about half as much elevation and half as much distance as i had done before going to this peak. but then you add - you add the road walk, and you add the peak bagging. uh, oh. that means it's just about the same as i had done before.

anyway, great hike - especially not seeing hardly anyone on the trail. we did find that the lookout was on duty :) so i was pleased. and i was able to ask the guy my usual questions. his duty schedule is 10 days on, 4 days off. he had been working for the douglas ranger station for 28 years, and 20 of them had been on lookout duty. he reads; that's what he does to occupy his time. this was his second day of the season on duty. he had quite a few opinions about what went wrong two years ago as well.

the hike down was uneventful. i found my muscle memory of the hike down. fast in many places without rocks.

we got home to camp, where we had set up the tent. and sunday morning we took a little stroll up mormon canyon so we could see the dam and the waterfall above. good times.

also, bobby hadn't been down this road before. so i felt obliged to show him johnny ringo's gravesite on our way out.
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