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2014-04-05  
LF Cabin via Bull Spring #34 from Doll Baby, AZ
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LF Cabin via Bull Spring #34 from Doll Baby, AZ 
LF Cabin via Bull Spring #34 from Doll Baby, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 05 2014
joebartels
Hiking21.18 Miles 5,355 AEG
Hiking21.18 Miles   12 Hrs   30 Mns   2.35 mph
5,355 ft AEG   3 Hrs   30 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
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Ken suggested a few trips. Lꟻ Cabin piqued my interest and "The Eagle" was up for it too. The only logical way to access as a day hike is from Doll Baby TH. Most write this one off due to the 3.6mi road walk to the trail. Bruce isn't a fan of out-n-backs so we rounded 5,366 to the north on an old mining road. Then off-trail up the west side of 5,366 in a ravine Ken took years ago.

Made the saddle then checked out a couple old mine sites. The off-trail is easy travel. The chaparral is maybe two feet tall in broken coverage. The area sports a network of old mining roads that have nearly faded away. Which I found intriguing being so deep into the wilderness.

Lꟻ Cabin sits down in a nice protected valley. The only thing that hasn't burned is the cabin and a swath of trees. Ken kept talking about how it was bombed. Which later made sense when "slurry" was added...lol

Reached the quaint cabin and checked it out briefly. Looks to be a popular overnight destination for horsemen for the last half century. Next, Ken went on a four mile solo journey down Wet Bottom Trail. I wanted to go but I needed rest. Bruce stayed behind too. Took a short nap under the canopy of emory(?) oaks. Ken returned a couple hours later. We headed back taking the trail this time. The ever changing weather stabilized. A distant campfire soothed the senses before the ride out.
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Bull Spring Bull Trap Spring
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Wildflowers Observation Light
Most would consider light. It's about ready pop pretty soon. Miles of our hike was covered in lupine that hasn't matured yet. The off-trail ravine was loaded with a carrot variety just about ready to explode throughout the entire hillside.
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