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Mazatzal Divide - AZT #23
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Mazatzal Divide - AZT #23Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 14 2014
Sredfield
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An ATA crew made a quick trip to the Mt. Peeley trailhead to install another connector sign today. These just look better every time one goes in. The trip was originally planned for last fall but winter set in and the road became more of a risk than the project warranted so it was postponed. Today was the day.

The initial group of three sounded a little light for hauling the sign, tools, premix and water half a mile in to the connection spot, so John M. put out a call for more help. We wound up being eight, plenty for the task.

FR 201, often a challenge, was in excellent condition so the trip into the TH went smoothly. The cement mix, water and tools went into the wheel barrow, and the crew split up the digging tools and sign and off we went. Getting the wheel borrow up the hills took a bit of doing, but a rope on the front allowed for double the horsepower, and we were soon at the trail junction.

The crew spit in two, with four digging the hole for the steel connector sign while four attended to the two burned carsonite signs just down the trail both directions from the junction. The old carsonites, reduced to a very strange looking shock of fiberglass “hair” by the fire, were dug out and new ones installed.

The slide hammer digging bar worked wonders for the steel sign installation. Rock near the surface soon gave way, and with strong arms and some patience, the hole was soon deep enough. Joe and Shawn mixed up the concrete, John handled the water works, and the rest of the group supervised, making sure the sign was pointed in the right direction and standing straight.

Another great day on the AZT! I hope everyone is donating to Siren's fund raising Trek, because this is how that money is spent.

Thanks to Gary, John, Joe, Mike, Don, Shawn, Mark and Sue.
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