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Thompson Trail #121Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 27 2013
Al_HikesAZ
Hiking2.40 Miles 1,033 AEG
Hiking2.40 Miles   1 Hour   45 Mns   1.37 mph
1,033 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Unique weekend with the Temple Chai Mens' Club for Lag B'Omer and a מְדוּרָה at Windy Hill Campground. They wanted a hike so I chose this one from Superstition Wilderness Trails East by Carlson & Stewart page 102, We went first to the Roosevelt Lake Cemetery. Then up to Thompson Trail 121. The trail has some nice up and down - mostly up - with scree. At a pass about 1/2 way into the hike you can see the bridge. One hiker turned back to go to the Visitor Center and meet us later. From the pass you have a steep downhill. Great views. You hit a small clearing with a stock tank. Then a small uphill for great views of the Bridge. Then downhill to the metal gate. Two of our remaining 6 hikers seemed to be struggling, so instead of going back by the trail we crossed the road on AZ 88 and hiked the road back to the Visitor Center. Not much traffic today. I would have preferred going back on the trail but discretion is the better part of valor. Got everyone home safe & sound and not much worse for wear. My ego suffered a little bruise - I was looking back and checking on visuals on everyone when I was gravitationally challenged.

Lots of cacti flowering and lots of wildflowers today so my rating will probably be higher than most.
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Theodore Roosevelt Lake
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
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