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AZT Trail Work Weekend on the Coronado, AZ
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AZT Trail Work Weekend on the Coronado, AZ 
AZT Trail Work Weekend on the Coronado, AZ
 
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Two days of detail work on the AZT. Saturday we drove to Tucson, picked up some sign materials, then up Mt Lemmon to scout placement locations. The Az Trail Assoc. is replacing and updating the damaged trail signs along the AZT Wilderness Bypass route. This route links several existing trails (Bug Springs, Green Mountain, Butterfly, Crystal Springs and a few more) to get around the Romero Pass-Wilderness of Rocks path, which is closed to bikes and not recommended for horses.

We found the signs upstream from the General Hitchcock Campground. It was disheartening to see some many people "camped" so close together in that tiny campground-hopefully they discover true wilderness sometime in their lives. Then up to San Pedro Overlook and down the Green Mountain trail, finding 4 more to replace. This whole project has confused me since the start, probably because I haven't hiked it.

Finally out and on to Mt Bigelow to see the head of the Butterfly Trail. I had been on this one before but memory definitely did not serve. I had the location in the opposite direction, but between the memory, map and GPS, I knew the least reliable component of the search was the memory, so found it quickly. Still have two more remote locations to scout along the Butterfly, but we weren't feeling up to it this weekend. Maybe a volunteer will surface (hint hint).

Sunday we went down near Kentucky camp to saw out a couple downed oaks that have been blocking the trail. Someone had beat us to the first one, not so lucky on the second. This one was about a mile south of Kentucky Camp, and had been there for some time--the route around was pretty worn in. Tracy blocked this off while Lee and I sawed and moved the offending tree. Oak is tougher sawing than the usual pine, and the heat made for toasty work, but in the end, we prevailed.
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Several nice batches along Green Mountain Trail, the bees are enjoying them as well.
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