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Eastern Mogollon Loop - Low-High-Lake, AZ
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Eastern Mogollon Loop - Low-High-Lake, AZ 
Eastern Mogollon Loop - Low-High-Lake, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 27 2013
The_Eagle
Hiking20.08 Miles 2,300 AEG
Hiking20.08 Miles   7 Hrs   51 Mns   2.74 mph
2,300 ft AEG      31 Mns Break16 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
Met Johnny Rocket in town, loaded up the rocket ship, and he launched us up North in a Tropical way.

This loop got thrown together the night before the hike. JJ says it's book worthy, I'll have to agree. It has a little bit of everything. Pleasant trails with vast views, interesting rock formations, old growth pine and oak, meadows, a lake, fauna, and snow cones. Even the off trail portion was on long ago decommissioned forest roads.

A lot of first time trails for me including this portion of the Rim Vista, Military Sink Hole, Drew, Aspen #441. I'll always love the views from the Rim Vista Trail. Sure, it's paved in spots and gets close to FR 300, but the views just keep you coming back.

We started on the Rim Vista and had about 15 minutes of a steady rain. It was overcast and the temps were quite comfortable. We dropped down the enjoyable Military Sinkhole Trail and caught the far East end of the Highline Trail. This really is a nice section of trail. At the Drew trail we made our only real steep climb for the day, climbing 800' in a mile.

Once a top the rim, we continued on the Drew for awhile, to the Aspen #441 and even the General Crook for awhile. The next part that I had drawn up, was the off trail portion to Woods Canyon Lake. This was the easiest off trail I'd ever done and it took us right to one of the western fingers of the lake.

As always the lake is just a darn purdy hike. This was really about the first people we'd seen all day. We stopped in the store, looking for just the right "Accessory" for Dr. Frick. No Luck. JJ grabbed a snow cone and off we went.

On the Meadow Trail, we got up close and personal with 3 elk.
See photos and the end of the Video for Dr. Frick's exploits. :next: :next: :next: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn_z-7yrE3M

JJ....Thanks for the Joy Ride!
12.08 at 115 is Movin'

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max East Fork Woods Canyon Medium flow Medium flow
Plenty of water in the drainage leading up to the Lake
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