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Spruce Mtn. via S. Ridgeline to Senator Mill, AZ
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Spruce Mtn. via S. Ridgeline to Senator Mill, AZ 
Spruce Mtn. via S. Ridgeline to Senator Mill, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 02 2015
Peter_Medal
Hiking9.03 Miles 2,169 AEG
Hiking9.03 Miles
2,169 ft AEG36 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
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The SW Ridgeline from the junction of Issabella Trail and the Groom Creek Trail (307) required some route finding and was in the pines most of the way....some chaparral and other low scrub thickets had to be negotiated at times....plenty of wildlife paths or old miners' routes helped out. Stumbled upon a single room "lincoln log" house and later an abandoned homestead, which was probably 300' above the Senator Highway just above the Senator Mill. My hike team were thoroughly exhausted upon reaching the Senator Mill so we aborted traversing up the Hassayampa River and exploring the Senator mine. Will do again, as I continue to ground and pound Mt. Tritle.

This excursion was meant to be a GC/Beamer Trail simulator as I had 36lb pack. Used the inflatable kayak and traversed across the Hassayampa. Tyson Bagger (my 65lb Black Mouth Cur) was a little sketch at first being in the raft, was shaking like a leaf for all but 20 feet, then accepted the adventure. Next up, will take him kayaking on Lynx Lake for another practice run for his trip down the LCR in the coming weeks. Boom!
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Chaparrals and Aspens are yellowing nicely.
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