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LaBarge Spring via Bluff Spring/Dutchmans, AZ
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LaBarge Spring via Bluff Spring/Dutchmans, AZ 
LaBarge Spring via Bluff Spring/Dutchmans, AZ
 
Backpack avatar Jan 11 2014
hippiepunkpirate
Backpack12.50 Miles 1,680 AEG
Backpack12.50 Miles1 Day   4 Hrs      
1,680 ft AEG
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1st trip
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For my backpacking trips I usually do a proper in-depth report but I don't really have time for one right now so just the basics this time. Dustin and I did an out and back overnighter to LaBarge Spring via Bluff Spring Trail and of course the Dutchman. Got a late start of 10:30 AM due to a number of factors. Hadn't carried a big pack in a while so it was tough but got through. We both had hammocks and were happily laying in them at LaBarge Spring in the afternoon. We scrambled up a nearby ridge so I could do my photography and Dustin read a book for a while. Not a bad sunset, and by the time I got down Dustin had the fire going. Had tacos for dinner and it was awesome. It was colder than I expected (forecast low of 43, it was probably around freezing). As such I didn't quite have enough bottom insulation and had cold legs for a lot of the night, but never went to the ground. In the morning, some clouds blocked the sun which delayed the day warming up, which therefore delayed us getting up and at 'em. Left camp at 10:30. Contemplated taking Dutchman all the way back to Peralta, but after starting to hike I wasn't feeling it. Took a couple nice breaks that we really enjoyable (views combined with snacks and resting is always nice). Finally hit a stride going down Cardiac Hill. Another one in the books :)
Culture
Culture
Camp-fire
Named place
Named place
Coffee Flat Mountain

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max LaBarge Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
Trough was full. Pool to pool flow in creek bottom nearby, so I collected there instead.
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