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East Webber via GeronimoPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 13 2013
Hiking9.56 Miles 1,544 AEG
Hiking9.56 Miles   5 Hrs   25 Mns   1.98 mph
1,544 ft AEG      35 Mns Break
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When I hiked Turkey trail #217 a couple weeks ago, I had some great views from the top of Milk Ranch point all the way over to East Webber creek as I looked across to the canyon down below. I remember thinking that the area really looked like it was worth checking out, so fast forward to this morning and we hit the trail at a little past 8am after parking at Geronimo trailhead. The first couple miles on #240 were boring, as expected, but things started to get nicer once we got to the start of East Webber trail. It was a pretty warm & sunny day, so the numerous stream crossings provided lots of opportunities to splash some cold water on our faces.

The way up was mostly a gradual climb through the ferns and blackberries. Things started to get badly overgrown pretty quick, and the thorny berry bushes lining the trail were worse than any catclaw I've ever waded through. The vines were drooping across the trail at face height, which made for slow travel as the trail continued past the "swimming hole" into the denser undergrowth. At about the 4.75 mile mark we lost the trail completely, and decided to head back.

Just a bit after turning around, we chose to head up a pink-ribboned spur trail heading to the north that I noticed on the way up. I was glad we did, because it led right to a spring that was gushing cold water right from the bottom of a cool looking cliff. I'm not sure what this spring is called, I can't find it on any of the forest service maps that I have.

In the future I'd like to attempt the BSA Rim View loop over to Highline, but the fact that there seem to be 2 different junctions for the Rim View trail left me a bit confused about which is the correct trail. I use the term "trail" loosely here because at both intersections it didn't look like there was much of a path to follow at all.
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