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Juniper - Happy Camp - Miltary Loop, AZ
mini location map2015-06-06
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Juniper - Happy Camp - Miltary Loop, AZ 
Juniper - Happy Camp - Miltary Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 06 2015
The_Eagle
Hiking23.83 Miles 3,283 AEG
Hiking23.83 Miles   10 Hrs   17 Mns   2.61 mph
3,283 ft AEG   1 Hour   10 Mns Break16 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
Out to the Juniper Mesa Wilderness again to check out some new areas.

We attacked this in a CCW direction this time.

Bull Spring #100 is in great shape. This trail's views get better the higher you climb. Juniper Mesa #20 yields some spectacular views if you make your way out to the edge. I really want to complete the eastern portion of this trail, over to Juniper Spring. This is really the jewel of this hike.

Joe took us down the off trail portion instead of up like we did last time. Much easier in this direction meeting up with Trail #9124.

Next we planned to hit the Old Military Trail #1 about in the middle and hike it North to it's northern terminus at Happy Camp. This trail's been on my "To Do" list for awhile now. We were unable to find where the trail anywhere near where the Topo maps show it off of FR7. After heading in the general direction of Happy Camp, we stumbled across the trail, fairly well worn, cairned and blazed. I need to get back there and see how far off the TOPO trace it is from the actual trail going to the south.

At the Happy Camp area, we ate out lunch and relaxed for a bit. We had a bit of a road walk to hit our next "Trail" Happy Camp Trail #9853 I'm sure is there, but with recent and current bovine activity, there's trails everywhere. We pretty much stuck to the Topo trace on the map to get us back.

Oaks and Willows Trail #3 was a bit steep and loose dropping off the ridge, but leveled out to a nice grade and became tree covered further on down.
Culture
Culture
Windmill

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Deer Tank 1-25% full 1-25% full
plenty of cows around this muddy mess.

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Happy Camp Tank 1-25% full 1-25% full
Two tanks, both with water. Plenty of animal activity would keep me from filtering here unless absolutely needed.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Happy Camp Well 76-100% full 76-100% full
Metal trough appeared full.

dry Pine Flat Tank Dry Dry
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