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Bull Pasture - Estes Canyon LoopSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 14 2015
Crzy4AZ
Hiking3.06 Miles 1,001 AEG
Hiking3.06 Miles   2 Hrs   20 Mns   1.31 mph
1,001 ft AEG
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Planned this trip about a month ago - hoping that wildflowers would be as great as 2008. Got a babysitter to spend the night at our house with the kids and planned fun stuff for them (Frozen Fever/Cinderella movie!)

Left Friday 6pm and stayed at the Guest House Inn. Saturday after nice breakfast headed out to OPNM. Excited to find that the WEST side has been open since September 2014. Took Ajo Drive on east side and saw almost no flowers. Lots of lupine and globemallow along Highway 85 though. Brittle bush barely blooming. And ZERO poppies --- not kidding - zero.

Took Estes Canyon first up to Bull Pasture - had lunch - then down Bull Pature trail in a loop. The last time we did this hike I was about 5 weeks pregnant with Caroline and had nausea for the first time. I had flashbacks all during the hike -- fascinating how your memory is so intense when there is emotion attached to it. Felt like we just flew up to the top this time.

Wildflowers along Estes Canyon: Saw a great diversity of flowers - about 18 different varieties - but none were in dense quantities compared to 2008.
Wildflowers along Bull Pasture trail: few brittle bush, few ocotillo blooms, but not much else.

One of these days we will actually get to the top of Mount Ajo. But not in the cards today.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
see photo set - diversity impressive - density very low. ZERO poppies.
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