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Alamo Canyon - AZT #17
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Alamo Canyon - AZT #17Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Backpack avatar Feb 02 2016
writelots
Backpack36.50 Miles 5,136 AEG
Backpack36.50 Miles3 Days         
5,136 ft AEG
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Lovely walk from Superior to Kelvin. For my 4th or 5th trip (I've lost count), I joined the Donkeybelles group, which includes Jasmine the mini-donkey and her followers. It was great fun, and added a lot of variety to the days.

Weather was bitterly cold at night. I guessed that the first night got to around 20deg - there were water bottles frozen solid and hard sheets of ice on my bivy sack as well as the light frost. Cold cold cold! The miracle of a good sleeping bag!

Wildflowers are beginning to bloom in the lower elevations, with some poppies and a few lupines showing color as well as promise of more. One penstemon and a handful of blackfoot daisies joined in. It was a wonderful sight!

We also found water in a number of places where we've not seen water before, or only seen bare puddles. Trough Springs, though, at the FR4 junction, is probably dead. Nothing left there but a smelly spring box with a damp base. Too bad. Reporting water sightings to the AZT water report.

Other note, I found great success with compression socks and my new Altra hikers. Kept my feet from swelling nearly as badly, and I got only a couple of blisters on the final day. Bad news is that I can't pair them with toesocks, and that's where the blisters came from. Oh well, trade one for the other and treat with chemistry. Might be the easiest solution!
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Wildflowers are beginning to bloom in the lower elevations, with some poppies and a few lupines showing color as well as promise of more. One penstemon and a handful of blackfoot daisies joined in. It was a wonderful sight!

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Seep Spring Dripping Dripping

dry Trough Springs Dry Dry
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