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McDowell Loop, AZ
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14 by photographer avatarThe_Eagle
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McDowell Loop, AZ 
McDowell Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 16 2015
The_Eagle
Hiking14.73 Miles 3,529 AEG
Hiking14.73 Miles   5 Hrs   22 Mns   2.85 mph
3,529 ft AEG      12 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
I had afternoon plans, so I had to stay close to the valley. With the freakish cool/wet May Saturday, this worked out perfectly.

I don't get many hikes, where the hike mileage is greater than the driving distance or where I can get in close to 15 miles and be home before noon.

Temps were perfect and the clouds from the previous night's storm, made a decent hike into a great hike. The climb up the Tom Thumb Trail from the SW, the Lookout Trail, and the East End Trails... are my favorites in the McD's. The weather added a new kick to them.

Saw nobody for the first 2 hours and then was surprised at the lack of people out enjoying. I ran into the masses once I got to the Gateway Loop portion of my hike.

Saw JJ and his entourage climbing Bell Pass on their way to Thompson Peak.
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water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Mountain Spring Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute
Gushing. It's never dry...
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