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Abbey's Way Trail #151Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 18 2014
CannondaleKid
Hiking4.30 Miles 1,073 AEG
Hiking4.30 Miles   3 Hrs   33 Mns   1.30 mph
1,073 ft AEG      15 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
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For an escape to cooler weather we decided to camp four days in the Sierra Ancha and take in hikes we hadn't done before, or at least Tracey hadn't.

With the Cherokee stoked full Sunday night we took our time leaving Mesa on Monday morning so by time we had set up camp near Moody TH it was late morning, so because it was close and short enough to help Tracey get acclimated to hiking after a week of sitting at work we decided on Abbeys Way.

It's been something like 6 years since I'd last hiked it so I was curious to see how it fared. Seems to be less-traveled as some areas were getting pretty well overgrown. Thankfully some elk and had been along the trail before us so much of the brush was pushed over. But still, there was quite a bit of pushing through thick brush.

We saw a ranger in the fire watch tower but he appeared to make a point of ignoring us, so we didn't attempt to climb up to say hi and just continued on to the rock living room for a quick PB & J lunch. I took a bunch of scenic photos and one of Tracey in her Edith Ann pose then we headed back.

As is the norm we wanted to return by a different route, yet not the long wide circle-loop back along FR 487. So we settled for dropping down the southern slope of Aztec hoping to take a leisurely stroll through the pines on the return.

Ha! No such luck...there was so much brush between the bottom of the slope and the pines that we decided to head straight back toward the old Peterson Ranch meadow by following the myriads of elk trails through the brush. It wasn't as bad as expected but every once in a while it appeared even the elk had been boxed in and had to retrace, which of course meant the same for us.
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But we survived just fine, enjoying the sunshine and mid-70's temps along the way and it was a great start for the week. And it was dry... unlike what tomorrow would bring. (Stay tuned)

Only 30 photos so I posted the full photo set on HAZ. Sorry, no videos today.
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