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Lane Mtn - Crown King Backroad Loop, AZ
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Lane Mtn - Crown King Backroad Loop, AZ 
Lane Mtn - Crown King Backroad Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 28 2013
joebartels
Hiking17.50 Miles 4,320 AEG
Hiking17.50 Miles   9 Hrs   24 Mns   2.22 mph
4,320 ft AEG   1 Hour   30 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
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We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday to explore the Bradshaws. Hiking faster than jeeps *was* wrong. But we think they're crazy wasting fuel and dusting up the clean fresh air. What do you care? You see us as you want to see us - in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. You see us as a programmer, a cranky old guy, a rockstar, a bookseller and a nice old guy that looks half his age. Correct? That's the way we saw each other at 4:30 this morning. We were brainwashed.

Hiking in today's perfect temps was the highlight. Like Tumamoc and Mt Ord via Slate Creek, these road hikes are easy elevation. Took four quarts but only consumed two. It was nice to mix up the group and meet Larry. After years of being beaten by Bruce's words it was finally pick-on-Bruce day. I had a great time. This trip was honestly better in August with the creeks flowing and only convoy jeeps. The atvs and motorcycles zip by louder and dust up the place when the temps are extra nice. Nevertheless I still enjoy the loop and everyone we encountered along the loop was friendly.

I'm downgrading my #233 rating a notch as there is an irrigation pipe the length of the trail now. In uncommon fashion it hovers ( no kidding ) in the center of the tail and crosses it at dozens of points.
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Rattlesnake Weed
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Wildflowers Observation Light
some hillsides had good moderate coverage viewed from a distance

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Humbug Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
occasional pools

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Lion Spring Dripping Dripping
Looked dripping to maybe a tad more, tiny puddle
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