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Basset Peak with Plane Wreck, AZ
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Basset Peak with Plane Wreck, AZ 
Basset Peak with Plane Wreck, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 05 2014
JuanJaimeiii
Hiking12.69 Miles 3,137 AEG
Hiking12.69 Miles   5 Hrs   32 Mns   2.63 mph
3,137 ft AEG      42 Mns Break
 
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Recent rains have postponed my trip to New Mexico to purchase the Dried Red Chile's for the restaurants. Harvest is around Labor Day each year and then the peppers vine dry in the sun. Usually a month later they are ready to go. This year they are barely getting dry now.

Timing seemed good to include a side trip to Bassett Peak to see the fall colors. One of my employees volunteered to come along. We made it a Hike, Chile Run combo.

Unfortunately upon arrival and a little ways up the trail we quickly realized our timing was premature for the good colors. Things are just barely starting to change now and I believe it will be another 10 to 14 days for them to be prime.

Bassett is a great hike anytime of year and Taylor (my employee) was loving the steady but manageable grade. As we came around the corner on the divide trail I pointed out the plane crash. He was intrigued and wanted to investigate it further.

We hit the summit which was a bit chilly and then made our way down to the crash site. This trip I spent a little more time looking things over. Wow that thing hit hard! I think this was the highlight of the hike for Taylor as he took several photos.

Afterwards we headed back down and then it was off to New Mexico. I may or may not go back again in a couple weeks. I am thinking maybe going for the colors but this time hitting Kennedy Peak. It's on my list of to do's.
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