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Log Corral to Verde Bushwhack, AZ
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Log Corral to Verde Bushwhack, AZ 
Log Corral to Verde Bushwhack, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 11 2014
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Hiking32.71 Miles 5,696 AEG
Hiking32.71 Miles   12 Hrs   40 Mns   3.07 mph
5,696 ft AEG   2 Hrs    Break
 
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The last time I hiked the Log Corral / Power line trails I saw an old unmarked road near the Verde. The road is not on any of my maps, but it shows up on the satellite view. It was just a make-shift road that spurred from FR393 and went very close to the Verde. With the cooler temps, that was my goal for the day.

The day started out on the cool side. This time I had gators on the boots and they worked out very well. The foxtails are now officially a nuisance.

I made it to the power line trail and as I neared the dam , I smelled a campfire. When I got behind Bartlett dam, I saw it was a brush fire that I smelled :o . I'm not sure if it was a prescribe burn or an accidently fire. There was about 8 lime/green FS trucks watching the burn area. The riverside campgrounds were empty.

The spur road was well defined and ended about 20 feet from the Verde. There was a bunch of foot paths/game trails at the end of it. I followed a path to an overlook, then attempted to follow it to Verde and got stuck in burr tree :yuck: . I backed up and went inland to get around some obstacles. Eventually I came to stone beach that ended at a drainage. The vegetation was too thick to get to the Verde. I explored a bit before heading back. I had lunch at the fording spot across the camp grounds.

The climb up to the saddle was warm with the sun beating down on me. Once I cleared the saddle, the temps started to drop.

It was a fun hike. The temps were just about right.
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