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Manning Camp Death March, AZ
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Manning Camp Death March, AZ 
Manning Camp Death March, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 01 2013
Pivo
Hiking24.18 Miles 6,607 AEG
Hiking24.18 Miles   13 Hrs   58 Mns   2.73 mph
6,607 ft AEG   5 Hrs   7 Mns Break30 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
0200 comes awfully,awfully early on a Saturday morning, however if you want a good chance of being successful in June for this hike, it's pretty much a necessity to get up at stooopid O'clock. After picking up Joel and Belinda, we met up with the 3 others at Le Buzz at 0400 (unfortunately Le Buzz were closed at this hour).
We drove up Redington Rd. to the Italian Springs Trail head. Redington Rd is greatly needing a grader to scrape the roadway, it felt like for F'in ever to get there. We started out at about 0530, and it was chilly; I was rethinking the wearing of shorts for the hike. That feeling quickly faded once we elevated out of the Upper Tanque Verde. Then the fun begins, a good portion of this segment to the higher elevations takes place in sun exposed burn areas. We all agreed later, that an earlier start compiled with lower humidity than last year's version, along with everyone being in better shape made a huge difference.
We made the Park Boundary in less than 2 hours; good time with the heat, AEG, and distance. Short break there, on to Italian Springs and then up to Mica Secondary for our first of two naps :D .

After a nice nap, and snacks some of the group did some free climbing. We then decided to head to Reef Rock, Man Head and then Devil's Bathtub before going to Manning Camp, for our second nap and water.
After napping, and filling up we started heading down at 1600; some of the group had never been to Mica Mountain before, so we took a small side trip to bag that peak. Arriving back to the vehicles at 1930, we then started the bumpy drive back to town. First stop was Risky Business on Tanque Verde Rd for dinner and the most important rehydration of the depleted hikers.
Flora
Flora
Claret Cup Cactus
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Named place
Devils Bathtub
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated

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Small pool

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Nice pool
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