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Pinal Mountains 4X Super LoopGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 27 2013
trekkin_gecko
Hiking26.52 Miles 7,534 AEG
Hiking26.52 Miles   11 Hrs   3 Mns   2.78 mph
7,534 ft AEG   1 Hour   30 Mns Break
 
nice of joe to post this hike on a sunday
did it with joe and johnlp two years ago, but missed out last year :(
started earlier this time on a perfect fall day
had to park lower as the gate wasn't open yet
up telephone ridge to the road - some steep areas on this trail, and part of it was torn up because of work on the cable system
hit signal and pinal peaks
my first time on signal, which has a tower and the best views
down sixshooter canyon
good color in certain areas and deep in the canyon
lower down, the sycamore leaves were bright yellow
lunched at the trucks, then moved to the ccc area as the nice new host said he would wait for us before closing the gate
had a note from randy on my windshield, letting us know that he was on the mountain and would see us on the road at the top
joe had one from chumley with his plan for the icehouse/kellner loop
said goodbye to kathy and karl, then headed up telephone (again - we all missed a turn) to the intersection with icehouse
didn't miss much as the lower part of icehouse isn't all that interesting
upper icehouse was stunning in places with canyon walls nicely colored, the forest floor carpeted and a good breeze swirling freshly fallen leaves
topped out on 651 to find randy and chumley waiting for us and after a few minutes chatting, we headed down the road to kellner canyon
not as much to photograph so we just kept moving
might have been motivated by randy's suggestion of mexican food
chumley took off and we found randy at the trailhead
nice dinner at guayo's el rey with the gang
dave outdid himself - i was impressed with the volume of food he consumed
nice to meet chumley, see randy again, hike with kathy and karl again, and meet and hike with larryayala
this was my longest hike and most aeg in one day :)
was concerned about making it as late as friday due to some nagging aches and pains, but everything seemed fine
beautiful day, great company and mexican food after? pretty nice
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Autumn Foliage Observation Substantial
sixshooter and icehouse were the show
a little past prime, but plenty to admire

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Ferndell Spring Dripping Dripping
box was full
water running from the pipe
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