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Mt Ord exploration, AZ
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Mt Ord exploration, AZ 
Mt Ord exploration, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 26 2014
topohiker
Hiking33.22 Miles 8,130 AEG
Hiking33.22 Miles   13 Hrs      2.87 mph
8,130 ft AEG   1 Hour   25 Mns Break
 
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I spent some time on HAZ tracks looking over the MT.Ord area. I drew up a route to explore Jeep roads and foot trails.
I started from the MT. Ord exit.

MT.Ord was crawling with hunters. There was at least 6 different hunting camps on Ord. It seemed like there was more hunters than deer.

The first side trip was to the Cottonwood basin. This is an old jeep road that better suited for ATV's now. I had low expectations, but this was the find of the day. There's an old shack out in this area.
The rest of the explorations came up fruitless. There was no evidence of the foot path. The area where it should have been was choked solid with vegetation and was very steep. There was evidence of the Jeep road. I found the turnoff, but it died out within 5 feet. I searched around and found the old jeep road. Nature has reclaimed it. It took me about 5 minutes to go 10 feet down the 'road'. I then questioned if it was worth the effect and I turned around.
Due to the cold winds, I only spent a minute on the peak. The lookout tower is closed for the season.
The temps were on the cool to cold side for the entire day.
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